The CKEditor is very handy in XPages since it saves the content as MIME which can be processed as such in other places in your application. However you should be aware of how it operates so you can code around its behavior.
In 8.5.3 the CKEditor for rich text controls has been updated.
1. If you never enter any information into the field, then the field is a text field even if the document has been saved.
2. If you enter a single space and save the document, then the field is a MIME object and remains so even if you remove the content and re-save the document.
Use something similar to the code below to discover if the field is actually MIME or just plain empty text:
NOTE: I have already upgraded everything to 8.5.3 so I cannot accurately verify but I believe this was not the case in 8.5.2 because after upgrading some existing/working suddenly stopped working and this was the cause.
If anyone knows differently about 8.5.2, please let me know.
Lotusphere: It just gets curiouser and curiouser - The Bad
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8:11a Russell Maher I always considered the annual IBM lovefest in Orlando in January as "Lotusphere" but after last week it is pretty clear it IBM Connect ain't no Lotusphere. The OGS (The Bad): Who are you talking to? Short Version: I was not a fan of the OGS. Here is the Good News if you prefer. Long Version: What can you say about an Opening General Session where people actually yelled "No" when asked from the stage at the end if they liked the demos and if there were enough demos? Sadly, not much g [read] Keywords: ibm
Yes! I am at Connect 2014 in Orlando!
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 1:10p Russell Maher Well, I did not think I could come to Orlando this year but several things aligned over the last eight weeks and so I am here! Last year at Connect 2013 I spent a significant amount of time in the hotel room working and that was a bit of a bummer. One reason I was considering not coming this year was, again, just due to workload. This is the busy time of year for our customers. I will most likely still be working while I am here but right now things appear to be a little more in hand thanks t [read] Keywords: ibm
I dub thee "Tree Killer"
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 4:10p Russell Maher I am not proud of it but we go through A LOT of paper and printing. It makes sense if you consider each work item we create typically generates 35-55 pages when printed, which legal people almost always do, and for each of those we might print each one 2-3 times until it is finalized. We definitely try to minimize the printing but for our work you can only go so far. Well I bought the beast of a color laser about 15 months ago and really liked it until my last Cyan ink cartridge only lasted a [read] Keywords: apple
Breaking Bad: A Few Comments
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 10:12a Russell Maher Never have been one to watch a lot of TV but I got pretty sick a few weeks back and then we had the crazy Polar Vortex so while I was resting and staying in the house I rejoined Netflix to take in Breaking Bad to see what all of the chatter was about. The Mrs. and I finished watching a couple of nights ago, but the fact that it is still in my head is a good indication of how good it is and I thought I'd pen a few thoughts before I start working today. General Comments... Interesting seri [read] Keywords:
Our heater can't keep up but it could be worse...
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 9:11a Russell Maher Anyone even mildly paying attention to the news in the U.S. is aware we are in the grip of a truly deep freeze right now. How cold is it you ask? Cold enough that our normally superb heating system simply can't keep up. Thermostat set to 72, actual temperature 65. Even though it is a little chilly here in the house, I am actually pretty thankful. Why? Because one of my worst memories of my childhood was my first winter in Mustang, OK (right about here but I think our house is gone now). [read] Keywords: google
Out with The Old, in with The New Moleskine
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 12:11p Russell Maher We have a CRM system, we have IBM Notes which allows us to create any kind of customer-focused system we might need (we've built several), we have an email marketing system...we've evaluated all kinds of systems to manage customer information and projects etc. and so far I've not found one that truly meets all of my needs for the sales and training activity I need to track. So...I use...a Moleskine notebook for that! Yup. Paper. I like it because when a call comes in I have a handy place [read] Keywords: ibm
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 8:10a Russell Maher In early November I jumped on the SourceTree bandwagon and immediately Designer started getting an error when committing through the normal Mercurial binaries that an "eol" plugin was missing and no amount of committing, uninstalling, reinstalling SourceTree and/or Mercurial binaries could remove the mystery "sol" element from being an uncommitted change. So I figured committing through SourceTree was now the only acceptable channel. Fine. Then the craziness really started. Doing exactly [read] Keywords: notes
Deprecating Domino Web Admin? Uh...Decide Different.
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 2:11p Russell Maher Yesterday folks became broadly aware of an IBM security bulletin that looks to have been released on 11/5/2013 announcing that the Domino Web Administrator suffered from a low level of security risk and was, therefore, being deprecated. Candidly, my first was reaction was ..."Gee, that's too bad" and then I kept coding. Well after reading a couple blog posts from some of the more, uh, entertaining but less, shall we say, productive, members of our community I realized this was a mistake. [read] Keywords: admin