Calling .NDL File from Browser
Posted on 2004-08-18
I thaught I had it all figured out untill one user reported "Page Cannot be Displayed" issue.
This is all about calling a Lotus Notes from IE (5.5) and above. Initailly I did some reseach about whats the best way of calling Lotus Notes Client from IE and found that there are 2 ways of calling it.
1) Create a NDL file
2) Use the notes:// protocol
I opted for the 2nd option and was working fine for all users who had Lotus Notes 5.0.12 and above
This is how I was using it :
Click <a href="notes://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/__862563FC0078C956.nsf">here</a>
ALSO These worked fine as well
a) Click <a href="notes://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/862563FC0078C956">here</a>
b) Click <a href="notes:///XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/862563FC0078C956">here</a>
But now since one of the Users using Lotus Notes 5.0.09 ( Iguess ) is getting a Error "Page cannot be Displayed" I am thinking of using Option 1 i.e Creating NDL file
This is how far I have got :
Created the NDL file by copying the script on notepad saved it with extension .NDL on my desktop and when I double click it open perfectly on Lotus Notes.
However when I push the .NDL file on the server and call it like this
Click <a href="Test.ndl">here</a> It open the NDL script in the browser i.e The same script that I have used to create it. Does not launch in Lotus Notes.
However double clicking it on my local PC does make it work. Am I missing something?
ANY Help Suggestion will be appreciated