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Make NTFs viewable in Web browser 
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: Peter Presnell26654 16 Feb 2010
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As best as I can tell there are two key differences between the way an NTF and a NSF operate.  1) Scheduled agents will not run in an NTF, and (2) An NTF cannot be viewed in a Web browser.  With the push towards doing more Web development  (including XPages) it seems to make sense to allow NTFs to be viewed from a browser.  Without this ability I find myself creating templates as NSFs which partially negates the whole concept of having NTFs in the first place.

1) Peter von Stöckel2682 (16 Feb 2010)
Considering the ACL permissions often used in an .ntf, it's potentially very dangerous to allow web access to it. The normal way is to develop an application using an .nsf, which, when it's ready, is copied over to an .ntf. I fail to see the problem with this handling.
2) Paul Davies12381 (17 Feb 2010)
I don't believe this is necessary, but I would like to be able to configure a one-click method of updating a db design from a template so that changes can be tested
3) Bill Malchisky9254 (17 Feb 2010)
@2 Does a "load design -f <filename>.nsf" work for you?
4) Craig Wiseman21811 (26 Feb 2010)
This ability used to be there (circa 4.6?), but was removed due to security concerns. And in general, I agree with those concerns as folks don't pay as much attention to NTF ACLs.
5) Starrow Pan4716 (08 Feb 2013)
Set the "inherit design from" and "is a master template" properties and refresh a db's design from a nsf template.


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