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Rich Text 101 - MIME/HTML
Mon 8 Sep 2003, 04:24 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2003 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
46.1. Heini (09/09/2003 02:41 PM)
very interesting article. If your prediction about the DB/2 store is true this option loses much of its attraction. I really hoped that this will push Rich Text to new limits. Seems that we will need Midas Rich Text for a very long time :o)
Have a nice week.
46.2. Mark (09/09/2003 07:39 PM)
My take on the DB2 store is that IBM will allow similar options to convert CD to MIME on write. This will allow emerging Lotus Workplace offerings access to legacy Notes/Domino data with a common data store in and industry standard format. Of course, no one can be certain that the conversions will be any good. Actually, I'm fairly sure they'll be exactly as they are today. ;-)
46.3. Ben Langhinrichs (09/10/2003 06:34 AM)
My predictions about DB2 are certainly not guesswork. The people implementing this have stated pretty clearly that the current rich text format would be used in DB2. If anything, it is more of a stretch thinking they will implement MIME differently.
46.4. Mark (09/12/2003 03:15 PM)
Most certainly! They've gotten great marks for maintaining backward compatibility. I suspect there will be storage preferences, much like the current mail settings. I'm thinking: Store as XML/MIME, Store as Native Rich text, etc. and that Notes CD stuff that doesn't "translate" will become NSF-specific CDATA.
46.5. Gerco (09/14/2003 11:07 AM)
In the Notes 6 client, you can open an internet mail message and choose view - page source. This is an easier way to see the MIME parts. And if that option is greyed out, you're looking at a converted message :-)
46.6. Ben Langhinrichs (09/14/2003 06:35 PM)
Mark - They might go with preferences. That seems the direction they are heading with the field preference now.
Gerco - Good point. That would be a more obvious way of telling. Thanks for pointing that out.
46.7. Steve Castledine (09/22/2003 07:06 AM)
From my research I found embedding the Rich Text field (set as save mime) in a table cell that is embedded in another table cell (so two tables) fixes the return being added at each save. In R5 these tables cannot be within a tabbed table as it crashes the client (without an error message) - but in ND6 works fine.
46.8. Ben Langhinrichs (09/22/2003 07:14 AM)
Steve - I quail to think of the research which would lead you to this, but appreciate the tip. Always good to know a workaround.
46.9. Steve Castledine (09/22/2003 08:52 AM)
I remember spending weeks trying to fix this sort of issue - I think I actually discovered this by accident. What im trying to do next is parse the poor html that Domino creates from rich text into something half decent and try and auto create css etc - whether I will be successfull - who knows - maybe I will do it by accident again!
46.10. Michael Sobczak (09/23/2003 02:28 PM)
I have a scheduled agent that sends out notifications when new documents are created in a db. I'd like the formatting to be retained when these messages are sent to non-Notes mail users.
Have you seen any good tutorials or magazine articles that show how to create a MIME message in Lotusscript or Java?
46.11. Michael Sobczak (09/24/2003 07:36 AM)
The messages I need to send need to include anchor links (<a>) that have notes URLs (notes://). The recipients use Notes clients for apps, but not for mail. I seems like the best way to do this is to create an HTML formatted message and send it as a MIME.
46.12. Joe Fanning (02/27/2004 03:04 PM)
Can I change MIME TEXT/PLAIN; to HTML to use for a website
46.13. Michael Anteau (09/23/2004 09:28 AM)
I seem to be having a problem related to the java applet and MIME. I created a rich text field on a custom form, which is created and saved via a web browser. When I re-open it, nothing shows on the web. When I look in the Domino client, the field shows MIME parts stored. Nothing shows in Domino either. I tried checking and unchecking the MIME option on the second tab, but the behavior is the same. Am I missing something obvious? Any help you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.
46.14. atul (12/25/2004 06:46 AM)
I was earlier using IE and presently using opera.
Had saved lot of files thru IE in HTML but am recently noting that whenever i try opening them , they open in MIME which is clearly not at all convenient.is it connected to the recent updates i had unloaded from Microsoft which somehow have disabled opening of earlier saved html docs.
pl do solve
46.15. Sunil (08/11/2005 11:41 AM)
I am having an issue to hide a rich text field which has the mime enabled. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have already tried using a space in front of the field but didn't work. The application is also used in R5.
46.16. Bill Mitchell (12/15/2005 07:58 AM)
Hey Steve or others re: 49.9. Steve Castledine (09/22/2003 08:52 AM)
"What im trying to do next is parse the poor html that Domino creates from rich text into something half decent and try and auto create css etc - whether I will be successfull - who knows - maybe I will do it by accident again!"
Any LUCK since 2003... by accident? I'd like to convert Notes into HTML with span classes for bold, italic, fonts etc. Thus utilize CSS! Anyone else?
46.17. sameer (02/08/2007 11:41 PM)
above information is nice !!!!
Here I am ctreating an application in asp.net, in that i need to store the richtext in the database,so could you pls help me out to solve this problem??????
46.18. Jatin Shukla (04/12/2007 05:03 AM)
I am having a problem, in getting the image portion of MIme field in Notes. The text and styling is rendered correctly on internet, except for the image.
Can somebody advise, how to get image stored as mime in multimart mime to display on internet.