If alignment of a row in a view requires an upgrade of your server… (XPages Documentation Wiki)

I reported a defect on the XPages Documentation wiki. As you can see in the screen shot the alignment of information in the view is broken:

Here it is in an instance on an IBM address:


I was surprised I got contacted shortly after that by IBM (mostly they don’t seem to respond on reported defects on IBM projects on OpenNTF)

Here the conversation:

Michael Stewart
8:07 PM (15 hours ago)

to me, Jennifer

Your server level may be the cause of some or all of the problems you’re
seeing. The 2.8.2 template requires IBM Domino 9.0 Social Edition. My
apologies for not making that clear on OpenNTF or in the 2.8.2 template
documentation. Jennifer Heins has added text to that effect in both places.

If you are able to upgrade, you can get the beta here:


and I would appreciate it if you could let us know at that point whether
you still see the problems you have reported.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience–but I’m also glad that you made the
initial attempt, since it exposed the need for this clarification.


From:   Patrick Kwinten
To:     Michael Stewart
Cc:     Jennifer Heins
Date:   01/24/2013 01:17 PM
Subject:        Re: Re view alignment defect

Hi Mike,

no I did not make any modifications to the views or styling.

As theme have I set idctheme, since our server is on 8.5.2. it extends

KR Patrick

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM, Michael Stewart wrote:

Regarding this defect:


I don’t recognize the styling in the top image. It isn’t just the view
entry alignment that is off, but also the highlighting of the navigation
entries in the lefthand column. Have you made any modifications to the
styles in this wiki?



Well excuse me? Do I need to upgrade my server so a broken line for a row are fixed? FAIL!

5 thoughts on “If alignment of a row in a view requires an upgrade of your server… (XPages Documentation Wiki)

  1. Tim Tripcony 2013-January-25 / 11:54 am

    If I’m not mistaken, that template is open source. Just sayin’.

  2. David Leedy 2013-January-25 / 1:55 pm

    I don’t see how this is a fail at all. The template requires 9.0. Maybe it could have been better mentioned – especially since the blog that Niklas posted about this points to documentation on an internal IBM server that we can’t get too. But once I saw “new look and feel” I know I at least assumed it would use resources that comes with 9.0.

    So while disappointing I guess, I would not consider this a “fail” or think that you need to upgrade a server just to fix a broken line of code.

    • Patrick Kwinten 2013-January-25 / 4:49 pm

      haha field alignment requires Notes 9.0. Almost 90% of the rest works in 8.5.3…

  3. Craig Lordan 2013-January-27 / 5:04 pm

    What you need is the latest theme coding and files inside the XPages Extension Library, and right now the only public distribution of that updated library is in the Domino 9.0 beta. So it’s not specifically a server upgrade but a need for the theme resources in an Extension Library that match what we run on our wiki servers at IBM. Since the Domino 9.0 beta was the first public distribution of this updated Extension Library, we decided we could submit the sample to OpenNTF at this time. While this sample may mostly work on 8.5.3 with an older Extension Library, without modification we don’t expect it can match the live wikis.

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