I can't offer a solution, but I can confirm your findings with a brief test I did in Notes 6.5 and Notes 5.0.11 on WinXP. I couldn't find anything on this in the 4/5 forum, but I'd be interested to know the reasoning behind this; it doesn't make sense. I must be missing something for this not to have come up before though.
If an object implementing the DocumentCollection
interface points to the full collection regardless of max. count filters, then one would expect all methods to act consistently. For example:
removes everything in the unfiltered collection, then getCount()
should return a full count, surely? Or do I need more coffee?