Need to display a user chosen image in a frameset
Posted on 2007-09-29
In an application I am dealing with which is Notes and web based I need to be able to display a photo chosen by the admins of the site on the front page. Doesn't sound too difficult but I've been up a few dead-ends and would appreciate your thoughts.
Everyone has R7. The app. has a front frameset for web and client (one each) which currently has various pages on there for navigation etc. There is currently a form displayed in one frame which looks up news stories from a suitable view refreshing periodically to get the next news story. Those are just looked up as plain text and formatted in the form.
I have split the frame up to give a place for the photo and have a set of forms where the users of the system can add an image to a rich text field in a document, give it a tag name in a text field and have a view they can be looked up in. If the form is opened in read mode the photo will show as required.
So what I was going to do then was show the form in read mode in the frame.
Then the mental block came.
It would be so much easier if I just told them they'd have to get one of the Notes admins or designers to add an image resource to the database each month when it needs updating and link to that, or even give them more ACL rights but the rest of the system has been designed around them having Author access so don't want to do that. I did toy with a second database just for the images and use the image resources from there... and give them designer ACL to that.
Anyway, any suggestions gratefully accepted. Apologies if I don't reply right away, currently moving offices etc.