First thoughts on the 8.5 discussion template

I deployed an 8.5 gold discussion template to the server. The new template is a big improvement but I did find some weird stuff !

The Holy Grail for me is “out of the box” rich text compatibility between browser and client. It was very refreshing to see this

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Then I though “how did that image get there ?” Well after trying a few things I found that if you dragged and dropped a jpg onto the web form it displayed as an image in Notes BUT has not visible on the web form !

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I wonder is this functionality that is in development ? It would be fantastic if images could be dragged and dropped such that they were visible on the web forms !

The other ( welcome ) surprise was this dialogue as I signed in – not so sure about the html tag showing through.

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I have left the discussion database open for now at http://seancull.co.uk/public/discussion.nsf please do not abuse it.

The other thing that I found, and which surprised me, was that using an 8.02 client to create a new replica of the database in a new location on the 85 server did not work. I know some people will think that I am asking a lot to use a lower client to do this but this type of thing has usually worked in the past. I tried it a few times with no success, the only way to deploy the database was to create a new one using the 85 server as the template host – I wonder is this a constraint or am I doing something else wrong ?

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