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Notes/Domino 6 and 7 Forum

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You have a point
Ben Langhinrichs 21.Aug.03 11:12 AM Lotus Notes
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You have a point, although not a perfect one. I am sorry if I came off as arrogant, and I am certainly sorry if you think that I meant to imply that you were planning to abuse the forum. Certainly not. I simply meant that others have before and that that is why the support was removed.

I wish that this forum supported some sort of rich text editing, although the rich text applet that ships with Notes is NOT good enough. The part I object to is the idea that pass through HTML is the "right" way to accomplish this. No matter how smart the parser, if you allow passthrough HTML, you can get around the parsing. Still, that is not why I object. I object because this is not a web forum. This is a combined web/Notes client forum, used by many in both clients. When you use passthrough HTML to emphasize or format information, you make the contents very difficult to read for the Notes client users, whereas when I use text formatting to emphasize or format information from a Notes client, I do not make your life difficult. I'll grant you that this is largely Lotus' fault, as they have never come up with a good way to convert the passthrough HTML to rich text on the fly, but the fact of the matter is, if I make a list like the one below:
  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
and you make a list with passthrough HTML then I will see:
<ol><li>Item 1<li>Item 2<li>Item 3<ol>
or something of that nature, but you will see the list rendered in HTML. While I wish that rich text editing were provided for the web interface, it isnt, while it is for the Notes client. Thus, I suggested the Notes client as a better solution for everybody who is reading, as the formatting is then useful to all.

Sorry if I offended you.




CF Madness !?! (Peter Haynes 19.Aug.03)
. . 6.0.2 CF2 Problems? (Eric Bickle 20.Aug.03)
. . . . RE: 6.0.2 CF2 Problems? (Peter Haynes 21.Aug.03)
. . . . client problems with 602CF1, no pro... (Gerco Wolfswink... 21.Aug.03)
. . RE: CF Madness !?! (Ashley Plant 19.Aug.03)
. . . . RE: CF Madness !?! (Alan Lepofsky 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . RE: CF Madness !?! (Peter Haynes 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . I believe my link answered both you... (Alan Lepofsky 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . Nevertheless... (Nathan T. Freem... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . Only partially... (Peter Haynes 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . Please read this... (Steve Mullen 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks for the explanation eom> eom... (Peter Haynes 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . CF - suggestion (Peter Haynes 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Futher... re: CF - suggestion (Nathan T. Freem... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I think this might lead people to p... (Alan Lepofsky 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sure... re: I think this might lead... (Nathan T. Freem... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Sure... re: I think this might ... (Steve Mullen 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Sure... re: I think this might ... (Peter Haynes 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Sure... re: I think this might ... (Nathan T. Freem... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I think it boils down to.. (Gerco Wolfswink... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Good point. It is hard to communic... (Ben Langhinrich... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * A good diagram is worth a thousan... (Andrew Price 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I fully agree to that. eom> eom> (Harkpabst Melia... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Please read this... (Bob Brodsky 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi Steve... re: Please read this...... (Nathan T. Freem... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I understand. Any constructive sugg... (Steve Mullen 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Some Ideas & Current Issues (Eric Bickle 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Better Organized download page (Erick Grindling... 3.Nov.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I LIKE IT! (Christopher J W... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multiple branches of code is good, ... (Gerco Wolfswink... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thanks... (Alan Lepofsky 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Multiple branches of code is go... (Nathan T. Freem... 22.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yup :-) (Gerco Wolfswink... 23.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Mullen please respond (Carsten L Peder... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Please read this... (Wolfgang Haderl... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Agree about the Fix List - nice sug... (Steve Mullen 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Please read this... (Harkpabst Melia... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Please read this... (Harkpabst Melia... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *How about you replicate the forum ... (Ben Langhinrich... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank you, not interested. (Harkpabst Melia... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They have (Ben Langhinrich... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: They have (Harkpabst Melia... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You have a point (Ben Langhinrich... 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ta for entering the foray... Steve,... (Bill Buchan 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * Very good ideas, and well deserve... (Andrew Price 21.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Please read this... (Raymond Neeves 22.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tell that to pointy haired manageme... (Gerco Wolfswink... 23.Aug.03)
. . . . . . RE: CF Madness !?! (Ashley Plant 20.Aug.03)
. . . . It gets much worse - look here (Carsten L Peder... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . It is not that bad... (Alan Lepofsky 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . RE: It gets much worse - look here (Steve Mullen 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . RE: It gets much worse - look here (Carsten L Peder... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . CF Madness !?! LOL (Harkpabst Melia... 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . Stop it!!! ROFL (NextHop XL 19.Aug.03)
. . . . . . RE: CF Madness !?! LOL (Sergey K Levine... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . while you're welcome to express you... (NextHop XL 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . * Ignore Sergey, he is a fool. eom>... (Andrew Price 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . Maybe it's time *you*... (Gerco Wolfswink... 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . . . Sergey's a real "people person", no... (benpoole 20.Aug.03)
. . . . . . . . Urrgghhh! (Keil Wilson 26.Feb.04)


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