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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Mon 26 Jul 2004, 03:32 PM
As mentioned on Ed Brill's weblog...

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Mon 26 Jul 2004, 12:17 PM
I have been worried for the past couple of days by errors that show up on our Genii Software website that look like this:

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Clearly, somewhere we have a URL reference to the COEXOrder form that is relative rather than absolute, but I have not been able to track it down.  Then, I had a brainstorm.  If it can't find the design note  "http:/showcase.nsf/COEXOrder", maybe I could just add it as an alias.  So, I did.  The form name now shows as 

COEXOrder | http:/showcase.nsf/COEXOrder | COEXOrder

so that it still saves as COEXOrder and still displays that way in the form list.  The question is, is this:

  1. a stroke of genius?
  2. known trick used by every Domino developer since Ray Ozzie?
  3. a dangerous kludge?
  4. fraught with potential problems in ways I haven't thought of?

I don't know, but I have lots of smart readers.  Maybe some of you know.  It seems to work to resolve the problem, but it still seems like an odd sort of solution.

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