Domino Blog support tip: do not use/allow apostrophes in the Page Name field

I experienced a bit of blaming and naming today. A customer “announced” that commenting in the IBM(?) Domino Blog Template had stopped working and the counters were not correct.

It appeared that the Page Name field (shows when you select the Show Advanced link in the Notes client) had inherited the apostrophe(s) used in the Subject field. Normally these apostrophes are removed by the following input translation formula:

@ReplaceSubstring(@ReplaceSubstring(@ReplaceSubstring(pagename;”?”:”&”:”@”:”£”:”$”:”%”:”^”:”<“:”>”:”*”:”/”:”‘”:”#”:”~”:”(“:”)”:”+”:”=”:”!”:”;”:”\””:”:”:”,”:”|”:”\\”;””);”–“:” – “:” “;”-“);” – “:”–“:”—“;”-“)


For some reason this function has stopped working in the application concerned.

The Page Name field is used on the comment form in the action property:



Comment documents are still being created, but the relation ($REF) to the parent article/blog post can not be computed.

I hope this will help you in supporting the Domino blog.

Good news is that rumors say that IBM will soon replace this dated “traditional” template with a brand new XPages based version 😉 




IBM Blog template – DXItemLinkTags question

For a customer I am setting up a blog that uses the combination of categories and tags. In the Tag library I read:

DXItemLinkTags (Content Item Tag)

This tag inserts, as links, a list of the tags assigned to the current document.

The link opens up the archive and filters for all documents with the same tag. You can configure text/html to go before and after the link’s within the configuration documentunder tabs “Formatting > Categories > Basic” and field “Category Link Pre Text/HTML onContent Entries” and “Category Link Post Text/HTML on Content Entries”.

The defaults are spaces for both.

Similar tags:

DXItemTags Does the same thing, however each tag is just text and separated by comma.

DXTechnorati Provides a list of tags assigned, with links to the tag aggregation.

DXItemTags and DXTechnorati work just fine, but the DXItemLinkTags (see image below) is not being translated. Is there some setting I need to alter in the configuration document?