Ben Langhinrichs

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Tue 29 Nov 2005, 11:08 PM
This year's browser statistics:

This year's browser stats

Last year's browser statistics:

This year's browser stats

The first item looks the same, but look at all Internet Explorer (this year, 58.6%; last year, 78.3%) and look at all Mozilla Firefox (this year, 31.9%; last year, 5%).  That is a pretty big shift for one year, even if it is a wildly unscientific sampling (people who hit the Genii Software website).

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Tue 29 Nov 2005, 03:12 PM
A question has come up occasionally about how to make a web table look more like a Notes client table when using CoexEdit.  For example, the table below (shown as a bitmap):

Default Notes client view of table

looks like this, by default, on the web (also shown as bitmap):

Default web view of table

but with the addition of a simple configuration property, it can look like this in Firefox:



and almost as good in Internet Explorer 6:

Newer web view of table

All that is required is to modify the $CoexProperties in both the FCKEditorSubform and NotesClientSubform (or whatever you use as equivalents) and change from

"CoexEditor='FCKEditor' "

to 

"CoexEditor='FCKEditor' CSSBorders='Yes' "

and new fields saved from either the web or from the Notes client will use the collapsed border look that appears more like Notes.

You may wonder why we don't set this as a default in CoexEdit, which we could and have discussed, but it does make setting CSS styles of your own a bit harder, and some web users would be more comfortable with the web like appearance, so we have left it up to the form designer to decide on his or her audience and their needs and desires.

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