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Inserting pass through html onto a form with LotusScript, designed to used in the NOTES CLIENT.

By Andrew Pollack on 06/21/2005 at 01:27 PM EDT

    If you create a form for Notes 6, and put a field on the form where the field and surrounding text is marked "pass through html", and you use the form property to render pass through html in Notes..... It doesn't work. You see the html that you put in the field from lotusscript as html, not as formatted text.

    HOWEVER -- if you do exactly the same thing, but instead of a field you create a COMPUTED TEXT area, and for the formula you use the field name where you have written the html..... It does display as formatted text. But not in R5.

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A field is a field is a fieldBy Stephan H. Wissel on 06/22/2005 at 11:42 AM EDT
Hi Andrew,

The Notes client follows it's own sweet rules. When looking at the DXL of a
form you will understand a lot. E.g. you mark a field and change
font/size/color: Notes acutally creates a [run] (the Notes equivalent of a
[span] tag) around it. So when the Notes clients renders a form everything
OUTSIDE a field definition is used for the visuals and then the field is
processed seperatly. A field is allways a field even if it happens to be
display only. A computed text on the other hand is designed to influence the
It is a consitent logical behavior... you (and I) might not like since it is
inconsistent to the web behavior.
(My take: IBM should rewrite the renderer around the Mozilla core engine).
:-) stw
re: Inserting pass through html onto a form with LotusScript, designed to used in the NOTES CLIENT.By Tasos Christidis on 09/20/2013 at 09:18 AM EDT
Hey Andrew,
I need to do exactly this: a lotuscript agent to produce some HTML and showing
it to a client form. The agent will be invoked by the press of the button, on
the form and show the result in... where?... a rich text field, I guess?
Any ideas will be appreciated.

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