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Mike Woolsey5008 

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Use more customization features in ND9 NotesMail

: Notes Client / notes mail
: notes mail
Mike Woolsey5008 - 08 2016 / (0)
: Open
 A posting in ND9 forum got me wondering. http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ndseforum.nsf/xpTopicThread.xsp?documentId=431636F9CA9001A985257FE1003E2FD5
 
The user's actually asking for a categories feature from =ahem= Notes 3. It exists (lobotomized) in Outlook.
 
However, anyone could supply the agent & profile fixes to do this on Notes Mail.
 
Just 1 problem: the standard profile form ...
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Design element support in XPages format

: Domino Designer / xpages
: xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2015 / (1)
: Open
In development there is a major advantage to being able to manage design elements separately. Tasks are easier to allocate & understand. The impact of one element is limited as it applies to the rest if the application.
 
Yeah, there are great advantages to XPages serving multiple functions. It ...
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Y'know that right-click lookup user on emails? That would be really useful in the dialog it opens.

: Domino Server / names.nsf
: names.nsf
Mike Woolsey5008 - 12 2015 / (0)
: Open
I'm very often trying to track down "Just who can run XPages?" or "Who's an admin on this server?" in the Server document, but right-click "Show Name Details" opens a dialog box ... that won't let me drill down further. At least as far as I know.
 
It'd be ...
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Should we have an ideaspace for ... Verse? or Mail?

: Idea Jam / verse mail
: verse mail
Mike Woolsey5008 - 24 2015 / (3)
: Complete
 I had a thought, Ill put it under the client, but hm.
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Make a Better "Manage Views"

: Domino Administrator / administrator views
: administrator views
Mike Woolsey5008 - 24 2015 / (0)
: Open
Administering views is not convenient. Ycant look at the view in Notes & see what you would affect, while managing a view. And theres not much info there, ycant even look at & change the view settings.
Some things that would help:
1-put the view manager in its own window. ...
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make it easier to get from view or form to its related XPage

: Domino Designer / xpages
: xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 18 2014 / (0)
: Open
Without a quick link from a Form or View to open a reoevant XPage, I am constabtly jumping back & forth between form & XPage, looking up one, navigating around, looking up the other, back & forth.
 
I want a link from a form or view to its XPage, ...
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Javascript editor that flags common errors between serverside & clientside

: Domino Designer / javascript xpages
: javascript, xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 18 2014 / (0)
: Open
 It's too easy to mistake a SSJS event & a CSJS event.
 
Be great to have different background colors for SS & CS dialogs.
 
Great to enable the editor to report a CSJS warning when a SSJS object is named, and vice versa.
 
Maybe restructure the event ...
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Add ComputeWithForm argument to set "saved" "edited", "loaded"

: Domino Designer / domino objects notesdocument
: domino objects, notesdocument
Mike Woolsey5008 - 06 2014 / (0)
: Open
So many times I've been in the middle of a script needing to refresh a document like it's gonna be saved.
 
But ... I can't fire off the formulas that way using ComputeWithForm. Because I can't set @IsDocBeingSaved = @True.
 
And there're a LOT of formulas.
 
If we ...
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Background-rebuild views when saved in Designer

: Domino Designer / views
: views
Mike Woolsey5008 - 06 2014 / (0)
: Open
 When I save a view in Designer and I'm in that view in Notes, Notes locks up waiting on the view rebuild.
 
It'd be great if Notes just went to its "view being refreshed" screen and actually allowed us to continue development.
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Handle Java design element copies consistently

: Domino Designer / script library java
: script library, java
Mike Woolsey5008 - 06 2014 / (0)
: Open
If I write an agent to copy a Java script library into / over an existing one, Domino Designer goes a bit crazy. It complains that anything calling the script library doesn't find it, even after a "Build All".
 
This kind of copy-design-element is essential when using multiple templates ...
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Is it possible for IdeaJam to provide a space simply for voting on SPRs?

: Idea Jam / voting
: voting
Mike Woolsey5008 - 19 2014 / (2)
: Open
This is NOT a request for IdeaJam to try to track SPRs
 
I'd like the community to pick an SPR, describe the situation they think they're having which is related to it, and to vote on how much of an impact it's having on them.
 
For instance, probably my ...
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I wish ACL dialog's "Effective Access" would be much more accessible, informative, convenient.

: Notes Client / acl
: acl
Mike Woolsey5008 - 18 2014 / (0)
: Open
The "effective access" button on the ACL dialog is ... well, it's the best thing in Domino Admin since the server. And I'm only exaggerating a bit. Anyone who has tried to explain a Domino access -- (or an Active Directory access) deriving from multiple sources, can tell you how cool this ...
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I wish evaluate() would throw errors (again)

: Domino Designer / lotusscript error
: lotusscript, error
Mike Woolsey5008 - 05 2014 / (0)
: Open
Im not sure where an @formula error goes now, but it doesnt seem to show up throwing an error. It seems to return some kind of "almost an overflow" return value when I run "@error" now.
 
I wish itd throw an error, or return something that can be understood ...
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I wish @Eval returned errors much like other @Functions

: Domino Designer / @formula parameters
: @formula, parameters
Mike Woolsey5008 - 05 2014 / (0)
: Open
When I stuck @Eval in a translation formula, it seemed like it'd work great. But its error handling seems off.
 
When I set an @Eval result to a variable, as in
 
Tmp := @Eval("@Error");
 
I would like the error returned into the tmp variable. Right now it ...
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modify, copy, paste multiple ACL entries at once

: Domino Administrator / acl
: acl
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (0)
: Open
 ACL entries often need multiple changes, andsome ACLs are long. Itd be great to be able to modify more than one at a time, as well as getting the selections perfectly right every time.
 
I'd like to copy & paste entries, & modify multiple entries at once.
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more options to program customized view setup & changes

: Domino Designer / view
: view
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (0)
: Open
 I'd like the ability to setup a view initially in any format that a user might customize it.
 
I'd also like the ability to program a particular custom forms for a view, hiding & rearranging the rows.
 
I'd like to be able to reset a view programmatically to ...
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I wish NotesUi objects could open an ACL dialog

: Domino Designer / domino objects
: domino objects
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (0)
: Open
 Often it's useful to display or use the ACL dialog from within a script. I'd like to be able to display the ACL from a NotesUIDatabsse or NotesUIWorkspace object.
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put back script library alias

: Domino Designer / script library
: script library
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (0)
: Open
 I use scrpit libraries extensively to provide loose coupling to different methods of getting the same data. The simple way to do this is to use an alias.
 
Only, now its not easy to see what script lib is in use. I cant see the alias for a script ...
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provide admin tool to force-stop Amgr & Runonserver tasks

: Domino Administrator / agent manager
: agent manager
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (1)
: Open
 When an agent is using ODBC, writing to a network drive, executing a Web service is always taking a risk of hanging/freezing. That risk extends to the entire server when the agent runs there.
 
Itd be great if Domino Administrator could actually halt tasks. I know "tell quit" will ...
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make profile a first class design element again

: Domino Designer / profile
: profile
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (0)
: Open
Even with Xpages profiles are still used and useful for timely development.
 
1- View profile listings in Admin and Designer.
2- Open, edit profiles from Web.
3- Open profiles is a separate window in Notes client.
4- Deal with the continuing issue of cached profiles, which dont show updates ...
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allow copying file path from database properties infobox

: Notes Client / unicode
: unicode
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (3)
: Open
 Probably the most-copied text I need in Notes, cant be copied. Its the database file path.
 
 I Would like to copy it instead of fatfingering it in. I would like to get it copied right off the desktop without even opening the database.
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use @Newline in @Failure text

: Domino Designer / designer formula
: designer formula
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (1)
: Open
 when I append @Newline in @Failure text it only shows as blank space.
 
I'd like to use @Newline much as I do in @Prompt.
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get a list of readers and authors for the selected document

: Notes Client / notes readers author
: notes, readers, author
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (1)
: Open
I'd like to have doclevel supprt for ACL much as provided for the database ACL.
1- Effective access to a document, much like the ACL dialog calculates for a database.
2- Readers listed on the document
3- Authors listed on the document
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use one column value in another column

: Domino Designer / designer column values as separate entries
: designer, column values as separate entries
Mike Woolsey5008 - 15 2014 / (2)
: Open
 when using column values as separate entries I'm finding it much more useful to start with the same calculations in multiple columns. Itd be great if the designer didnt have to rewrite the exact same code four or five times in each column, just to keep the list values in ...
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Provide A doc-Load option in each object to load just the first 40k of rich text fields in a doc

: Domino Designer / notes development domino applications
: notes, development, domino applications
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2014 / (6)
: Open
1- Often applications couldn't care less about what's in the rich text. When they do, you can still get it for 'em.
2- Document preview in Notes can be abyssmally slow, when all you really need is a half-page image load independently. Advantage: Outlook.
3- Even omitting attachments can give ...
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Support for very high log activity in HTTP server

: Domino Server / http server
: http, server
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2014 / (6)
: Open
It happens too often. I come upon a server that the customer has called in as being unstable while running the Web server. I come in, and
 
the domlog is huge. I mean lots of gigabytes of data.
The domlog is unused. That's mostly because it can't be opened, so much data's ...
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Specify a profile field as the formula in a view column

: Domino Designer / views profiles formula
: views, profiles, formula
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2014 / (4)
: Open
Often admins would like a way to recast certain columns in an application in useful ways, without having a major impact on the view's content or the like.
 
It'd be great if the developer could allow someone to change the formula in a profile, and have that affect a ...
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Document, then Allow Entry of Certificate, Server name in [CreateCrossCert]

: Domino Designer / formula designer
: formula, designer
Mike Woolsey5008 - 05 2014 / (0)
: Open
@Command([CreateCrossCert]) is used to create cross certificates based on specific public keys. You can find it embedded in the NAB person document under "Certificates".
 
However, using it is a bear. Admins have to remember where their server ID file is, what server it's associated with.
 
If we had the ability ...
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Xpages controls to display & use Forms, Outlines, Profiles, Pages

: Domino Designer / xpages
: xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 14 2013 / (1)
: Open
 There are some items in Notes that are really nice to have. One is the outline. It would be great if I could get an expandable outline on-Web without going through the dojo hassle of building it. That dojo control is a bear.
 
We have forms. They work. It'd be ...
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reload profiles into caches

: Domino Server / profiles
: profiles
Mike Woolsey5008 - 14 2013 / (0)
: Open
 I could really use some control over loading profiles, and getting them refreshed into the cache. In Notes and on the HTTP server, the profiles can stay cached for long periods of time.
 
I'd like to have an option on @GetProfileField() to reload the cache from disk.
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@Function and LotusScript to "View..Customize This View" dialog

: Domino Designer / view domino designer
: view, domino designer
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2012 / (3)
: Open
One function I would really like to emphasize in an Action button is "Customize This View". It'd be really useful to make this view entry visible on the view.
 
Longer-range it'd also be useful to reorganize the view programmatically, so we could provide specific customizations for users to select. ...
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"follow-up complete" flag

: Notes Client / fofollow-up lotus notes email
: fofollow-up, lotus notes, email
Mike Woolsey5008 - 28 2012 / (2)
: Open
It'd be nice to have a flag that records that I finished a follow-up on an email.
 
(My email is heavily customized, so it might've been missed on integration.)
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Add more "don't repeat yourself" (DRY) features to building managed beans & controls

: Domino Designer / java jsf development
: java, jsf, development
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2012 / (0)
: Open
Domino Designer's XPage interface has a masterful way of managing items so I'm not chasing around for the random file in the random directory. I'm heavily indebted to the designers of Designer for this.
 
The bean & controls file arrangement needs that  kind of treatment. I wish all the java, ...
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Ability to set up facebook-like user activity tracking

: Domino Server / facebook domino applications
: facebook, domino applications
Mike Woolsey5008 - 18 2012 / (5)
: Open
I could really use the ability to track users' tracks through applications in more of an activity track. It seems like this is becoming more of a user-oriented feature, but I'd even like it just administering an application. The Domino log gets unwieldy extremely fast with all this data.
 
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?ReadViewEntries option to provide data in a dojo grid input format

: Domino Server / dojo view json xml xpages
: dojo, view, json, xml, xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2011 / (0)
: Open
Reformatting view data to shoehorn it into a dojo grid, that's a bear of work.
 
I would think it would be tremendously useful to just hand dojo grid a URL to a view and let it "go to town" on the data there.
 
BTW, this would also be ...
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"Timeline" or "Time Machine" like read-interface to the journal

: Domino Administrator / backup recovery
: backup, recovery
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2011 / (0)
: Open
A clean user interface to the journal's data for a given database would be very useful for on-the-spot data recovery. I've still got users who can't distinguish between "delete" and "remove".
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Enhance view features

: Domino Server / view enhancement
: view, enhancement
Mike Woolsey5008 - 04 2011 / (4)
: Open
A number of limitations have limited my use of views again & again.
 
1. @Return(value) in a view column. Does that work even now?
 
2. Pivot / minor column-column connections between two views. It hasn't made a lot of sense to me why a Domino server would find ...
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More features in Dynamic View Extension

: Domino Designer / extension library xpages
: extension library, xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 02 2011 / (1)
: Open
 The Dynamic View Panel is a quick and easy addition to pull in a lot of view designs at once, integrating all the views in one custom control. It's great -- but it'd be much more effective if I could pull in more features from the view:
 
-> Pull ...
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A visual user interface to the Transaction Log, per-database

: Domino Administrator / transaction
: transaction
Mike Woolsey5008 - 01 2011 / (1)
: Open
I wish there were an interface to the Server's transaction log to view -- frozen -- prior versions of an application that the transaction log could produce. It'd be great if I could copy documents from those earlier, read-only versions "frozen in time".
 
Very often I need information about ...
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@BusinessDays in Javascript formula

: Domino Designer / @function javascript xpages @functions
: @function, javascript xpages @functions
Mike Woolsey5008 - 20 2011 / (0)
: Open
@BusinessDays is a really useful function to deal with multi-date operations. 
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View Navigation more impervious to document updates

: Notes Client / view notes client agents
: view, notes client, agents
Mike Woolsey5008 - 20 2011 / (3)
: Open
When a view gets dirtied during a scroll-up, the navigation sequence (pgUp, pgDn) flies to the top or bottom of the view collection. I'd like it if something could be done to address that issue.
 
Something like that's also happening, apparently much more often, to NotesViewCategory objects. The view ...
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Setting Date-only and Time-only field values from XPages

: Domino Designer / xpages date time
: xpages, date time
Mike Woolsey5008 - 20 2011 / (0)
: Open
 I've been working on some date & time columns and dojo field controls in XPages, trying to get backward compatibility with some earlier documents. It's tough.
 
1. Could there be a way to specify saving only the time portion of the field? I know the time zone ambiguity in ...
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Support Hierarchical view names in XPages

: Domino Server / xpages view extension library
: xpages, view, extension library
Mike Woolsey5008 - 12 2011 / (1)
: Open
Xpages extension library has a nice object xe:dominoViewListTreeNode  allowing the display & selection of view names. Very cool.
 
I've been using this a lot, but I'm noticing the need for anothe tree node object.
 
This object would generate the Domino View List as a hierarchy -- maybe, xe:dominoViewHierTreeNode  -- allowing the receiving component ...
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More Options for Replace Design: Clone Design, Update Design, Upgrade Design, and more

: Domino Designer / replace design
: replace design
Mike Woolsey5008 - 08 2011 / (1)
: Open
There're some situations that existing "Replace Design" doesn't account for that I'd love to have:
 
1. The ability to replace profile documents from a template -- and replace them first, prior to updating designs that'd be dependent on them.
 
2. The ability to avoid scheduled agents and/or XPages ...
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Tightly-integrated Chart controls for view data (categories, totals)

: Domino Server / charts xpages
: charts, xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 31 2011 / (1)
: Open
 I could really use a control better integrated to display view data on a chart -- mostly something that understands view categories, sorts by alternate categories, and totals.
 
It'd also be great to be able to drill the chart elements into the exact place on the view -- I ...
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@Eval interpreter for formula processing on an XPage

: Domino Server / formula xpages
: formula, xpages
Mike Woolsey5008 - 31 2011 / (1)
: Open
 I use @Eval for numerous configurations, allowing me to swap out code when the management has another fit of fancy, and then when they realize what it does.
 
It would be very useful to me to be able to run the normal formulas that would run in @Eval, either ...
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Effective Access showing all group membership

: Domino Administrator / groups access control
: groups, access control
Mike Woolsey5008 - 17 2011 / (4)
: Open
 I use the "Effective Access" dialog a lot to determine when a user really needs a different access level, discover when it's not the application's ACL but the server that's blocking him, and process "what-if" situations.
 
One thing that's been problematic has been trying to get all the user's ...
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More Web Service authentication methods

: Domino Server / webservice
: webservice
Mike Woolsey5008 - 03 2011 / (2)
: Open
I'd really like the ability to do Web Service authentication from a server -- with more than basic authentication. Many servers with Web Services use a brokered authentication method. Often y'can't get through to a secure server with just basic authentication: y'need to authenticate with x.509.
 
Even if it ...
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Enhance / Update Enterprise Data connection services

: Domino Server / relational was server enterprise
: relational, was, server, enterprise
Mike Woolsey5008 - 03 2011 / (1)
: Open
Domino needs enterprise data integration services -- especially those that're up to date.

 

Data connectors offer only very limited connection services.

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More time-based handling for views

: Domino Server / views calendars
: views, calendars
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2011 / (1)
: Open
I've been hacking the summary views of calendars, using embedded views to categorize single time entries, writing time-based agents, and ditzing with workarounds for @Today in views for quite awhile, more than a decade. I think it would be a real plus if I could provide more time-selectivity in views, without ...
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Support the XML files XPages components, and Java deployments to a server using .NSFs

: Domino Server / xpages java files
: xpages, java, files
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2011 / (2)
: Open
 Right now new XPages and the managed beans XML files need to be placed directly on-disk to the server. I'd like the ability to set up these files, and thus replicate them to other servers in the network, using NSFs.
 
Obviously the access controls here would be provided to ...
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Allow rules to check the "Principal", or check "Principal" as if it's "From"

: Notes Client / mail rules email
: mail, rules, email
Mike Woolsey5008 - 10 2011 / (0)
: Open
 Often I get emails that have crafted "Principal" fields, but are actually "from" a server or someone who signed an agent. It'd be useful to allow checking the Principal field as well
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Convert-back / verify a Javascript-signed field

: Domino Designer / javascript development web browser
: javascript, development, web browser
Mike Woolsey5008 - 03 2011 / (2)
: Open
I'd love to be able to read a field that Javascript has signed. I don't think it takes much -- a decrypt function that'll accept the author's public key instead of your own private key. It'd quickly replace all the signed-section functions I use, when they exist for security reasons ...
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Allow @domain in reader & author fields

: Domino Server / domain consolidation integration
: domain, consolidation, integration
Mike Woolsey5008 - 03 2011 / (4)
: Open
Allow the @domain part of a user identifier to be included in a reader or author field entry. This'd allow use of the reader or author field in email as well as for security purposes, and the field wouldn't need to be re-created to guarantee emailing the author, e.g.
 
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