Web Applications

Table of contents:

Chapter Overview

Web-based applications enable the user to view or enter information through a series of Web pages. This type of application can be accessed both from the Notes client and Web browserssuch as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

This chapter includes a project to build a general-purpose Web site application. For illustrative purposes, the database will be used to track corporate or department assets. However, the content of the form can be customized to meet your individual or corporate needs. Web applications can be used for a variety of purposes, such as

  • Discussion forum
  • Workflow application
  • Document library
  • Knowledge repository
  • Online survey
  • Web log (Blog)
  • Commerce Web site
  • Customer feedback
  • Word dictionary





By the end of the chapter you will have learned

  • How to create an application accessible from both Lotus Notes and a browser
  • How to create Edit, Save, Help, and Home buttons for a Web document
  • How to set display messages when working with Web documents
  • How to utilize the $$NavigatorTemplate and $$NavigatorView design elements
  • How to display an informational message in the Web browser
  • How to create a "computed text" field
  • How to create "Pass-thru HTML" to be used in a Web browser
  • How to create Next and Previous buttons for a Web view
  • How to access the "Using This Database" document from a browser

Defining a Web Application

An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management


Application Deployment and Maintenance


Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
ISBN: 0132214482
EAN: 2147483647
Year: N/A
Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott

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