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Mark Up Language Facility for Notes*

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123176D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vaughton, MK: AUTHOR

Abstract

Domino* makes Notes* documents available via the Web (HTML). The facility described here ('onimod') is the reverse, making information in an HTML like mark up language available to Notes. An easy to use mark up language interfaces through the onimod program to Notes to allow legacy applications to build and mail information that uses Notes Rich Text fields. This means notes with colour, font attributes, hotspot popup's, collapsible sections and even database, view and document links can be mailed in Notes format to Notes users by legacy applications running outside the Notes environment. Traditional legacy applications can only mail to Notes users using standard simple text e-mail which carries text and attachments but none of the other features.

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Mark Up Language Facility for Notes*

   Domino* makes Notes* documents available via the Web
(HTML).  The facility described here ('onimod') is the reverse,
making information in an HTML like mark up language available to
Notes.  An easy to use mark up language interfaces through the onimod
program to Notes to allow legacy applications to build and mail
information that uses Notes Rich Text fields.  This means notes with
colour, font attributes, hotspot popup's, collapsible sections and
even database, view and document links can be mailed in Notes format
to Notes users by legacy applications running outside the Notes
environment.  Traditional legacy applications can only mail to Notes
users using standard simple text e-mail which carries text and
attachments but none of the other features.  A typical implementation
is in a library system which only understands e-mail addresses in a
given format such as fred@uk.ibm.com.  Traditionally report
generators running reports off against such a system use the stored
e-mail addresses to mail to.  This means that only simple text may be
mailed.  In order to exploit new e-Business technology in the form of
Notes it is desirable to use a Notes Discussion database to host
technical discussions while continuing to use the library system to
track feature states as features progressed through the system.  To
tie the old and new systems together in as seamless a way as possible
it is desirable to present library reports mailed to u...