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Lotus Domino Designer 8: Basic Browser Applications
Lotus Training Overview

The Lotus Domino Server is a powerful and flexible application server. What distinguishes it from other application servers is that it supports both Lotus Notes and browser clients. The same database can have two user interfaces!

This course leads you through the essential steps to adapt a simple Notes developed for Notes so that it can be used by browsers. You will see how Domino Designer 8 is uniquely suited to building powerful and versatile applications for Notes and browser clients.

Lotus Training Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • distinguish the responsibilities of the Domino Web Engine and the Domino HTTP server task in serving browser requests
  • describe the various configuration documents necessary for Domino to host powerful and secure Web sites and applications available to users
  • describe the conversion capabilities of the Domino Web Engine as well as its limitations
  • adapt an application so that it can be used by both Notes and browsers and utilize the various mechanisms to create distinct experiences for both clients
  • use both pass-thru HTML and WYSIWYG Form and Page development techniques
  • understand how the Domino Web Engine renders Fields
  • compare various mechanisms to translate and validate Field values
  • refresh, interim save, or save and close new or edited documents
  • redirect users after saving a document to a specific location in the application
  • adapt Views for browsers and use embedded Views in creative ways
  • provide browsers with easy-to-use tools to navigate around an application and to have functional parity with Notes
  • establish document-response relationships and inherit Field data into new documents
  • use Cascading Style Sheets to format text
  • explain several ways that Domino authenticates users and then employ the full range of database and document security mechanisms based on authenticated user names
  • interpret the cause of HTTP and Domino Web Engine errors seen by browsers and develop custom error Forms to improve the quality of recovery information provided to users
  • compare the application processing model of Notes and browsers and then use that knowledge to maximize application performance for browsers.
Lotus Training Audience

This course is designed for Notes programmers well versed in using Domino Designer 8. It assumes that you have:
  • thorough knowledge of the Domino Designer 8 development environment, including Form and View design, as well as how to use properties boxes, and how to set the ACL
  • mastered the Topics covered in Domino Designer 8: Basic Notes Applications
  • knowledge of Web technologies, including servers, browsers, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and some basic JavaScript.
This course is part of a series of Domino Designer 8 training courses. Follow these paths to master all aspects of developing applications using Domino Designer:

Domino Designer 8: Basic Notes Applications provides the base knowledge for this additional training:

Client Track

  • Configure Domino to use DB2 as a database engine and build applications that access relational data, DB2 for Domino 8 Administrators and Developers.
  • Specialize in programming Notes applications to respond to built-in user interface features, Domino Designer 8: Special Notes Features.
  • Convert an application written for Notes clients to be used in browsers, Domino Designer 8: Basic Browser Applications.
  • Provide data to cutting-edge Web applications, Domino Designer 8: Web Agents and Web Services.
Language Track. These languages apply to both Notes and browser clients:

  • Learn sophisticated application techniques that fully exploit the formula language in Domino Designer 8: Formula Language.
  • Develop sophisticated applications and Agents with LotusScript in Domino Designer 8: LotusScript.
  • Add powerful client-side scripting to browser applications in Domino Designer 8: JavaScript.
Lotus Training Course duration

This course is sold as a 1-day course.

Lotus Training Course outline

    Topic 1: Domino Web Engine and the HTTP Server
      Browser access to Domino services and objects
      Server configuration
      Incoming URL parsing
      Serving file system resources
      Serving Shared Resources
      URLs to Domino database resources
      Domino Web Engine conversion
      Conversion of @Commands and application navigation
      What the Domino Web Engine cannot convert

    Topic 2: Coding for Notes and Browsers
      Domino Designer and applications for browsers
      Notes versus browser capabilities
      Design considerations
      Conditional coding
      Exercise: Create project application and open it from a browser

    Topic 3: Forms
      HTML or WYSIWYG Form development
      Add HTML to a Form or Page
      HTML Pane and pass through HTML
      HTML <input> tag attributes
      Rich Text Field properties
      Interoperability warning
      Exercise: Set Field properties
      Exercise: Pick a department
      Generate HTML for all fields
      Exercise: Generate HTML for all fields
      Control how Domino Web Engine generates HTML
      Address book lookup dialog box
      Attach files
      Detach attached files
      Delete attached files
      Exercise: Attachments
      Display image attachment in browser

    Topic 4: Field Formulas and Form Submit
      Form processing for browsers
      WebQueryOpen event Agent
      Trigger a refresh or save
      Exercise: Field Input Translation event formulas
      Input Validation using formula language
      Possible Form caching issue
      Exercise: Field validation error page
      Redirect user after saving a document
      Exercise: $$Return
      Open a Page or Form after the save
      Useful @Functions
      WebQuerySave event Agent
      CGI variable Fields

    Topic 5: Views
      Purpose of Views
      View limitations for browsers
      Standard View format options
      Exercise: Enable View Java applet
      Embed Views in a Page or Form
      Exercise: $$ViewTemplate for AllProductsByDateCreated Page

    Topic 6: Navigation
      Problem: Invalid Outline Entries
      Exercise: Hide invalid Outline Entries
      General @Commands
      View-level @Commands
      Non-working Action buttons
      Problem: Delete Action button in Form
      Exercise: Redirect user after deleting an open document
      Problem: Inventory Adjustment
      Create response document
      Exercise: Inventory Adjustment
      Future work on Inventory Adjustment
      Problem: Cancel Action Button navigation
      Exercise: Cancel Action button
      Problem: Action buttons and Outline control are HTML
      Exercise: Use Java Applet for Action Bar
      Problem: Deleting documents from a View
      Exercise: Delete documents from a View
      Exercise: Hide Form elements from browsers

    Topic 7: Application Security
      Domino network and server security
      Login name versus authenticated name
      Force authentication
      Server Access Lists and HTTP
      Security handoff
      Database Access Control List
      Maximum Internet name and password
      Exercise: Define ACL and roles
      Database encryption
      Two design changes to prevent URL hacking
      Require SSL connection
      Recommended reading

    Topic 8: Cascading Style Sheets
      Add STYLE attribute to an HTML element
      Styles in Domino Designer elements
      New container tags
      External style sheets
      The CSS file
      Pseudo-class and pseudo-element selectors
      Pseudo-element selector
      Descendant selectors
      Conflicting style declarations
      Adding a Style Sheet Shared Resource
      Embed or link to Style Sheet Shared Resource
      Link to multiple style files
      Exercise: Cascading Style Sheet

    Topic 9: Browser Errors
      Browser response codes
      Common HTTP server response codes
      Browser display of error messages
      Form and other design errors
      Domino Server Log messages
      Custom error Forms
      Server and Site-wide custom error Forms

    Topic 10: Performance
      Notes versus browser application processing
      Optimize applications for both clients
      Optimize applications for browsers
      Improve server performance
      Domino as an IIS ISAPI Extension
      Run IIS and Domino HTTP server task at same time
      Front-ending the Domino Web Engine

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