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Adding "in-place" file attachments to CoexEdit

Tue 18 Oct 2005, 09:58 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
One of our latest CoexEdit development efforts, at the request of a potential customer, but also a logical next step, is to add the ability to attach files from the web at the point where they are desired, the way the Notes client does.  Attachments added through the Notes client are handled properly now, and there are kludgy ways of doing this through a file upload on the form, but it seems to me that someone on the web should be able to attach files where they want in the rich text, and attach as many files as they want.  We are doing this first with FCKEditor, but will certainly add support in EditLive and elsewhere as time permits and demand is demonstrated.  Our only problem now is that backend attachments still cannot include the text of the filenamed as part of the image, but instead show a generic file attachment icon and text filename, both of which are part of the file hotspot.  Not ideal, but the best I can do right now.

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What has been said:

382.1. Stephan H. Wissel
(10/18/2005 10:02 AM)

Hi Ben,

you might be interested in DominoDAV. We found some funding and will have a DAV compliant servlet that serves Domino attachments. This way you can have an inplace edit (using Open with) x-platform....

PM me for details.

:-) stw

382.2. Doug Cohen
(10/18/2005 12:31 PM)

This is going to be a great addition to the already large set of functions performed by CoexEdit.