URL commands for opening attachments, image files, and OLE objects

The following commands open files and objects within a document.

Note: The URLs shown are for example only. They do not point to existing Web sites.

OpenElement

Use the ?OpenElement command to access attachments, image files, and OLE objects.

Using OpenElement with attachments

Syntax

http://Host/Database/View/Document/$File/Filename?OpenElement

Example

http://www.lotus-10.com/lproducts.nsf/By+Part+Number/SN156/$File/spec.txt?OpenElement

Note: If more than one attached file has the same name, the URL includes both the "internal" file name as well as the external name. Since the internal file name is not easily determined, make sure all attached files have unique names.

Because some browsers require that the URL end with the attached file name, Domino® treats all file attachment OpenElement commands as implicit commands.For example:

http://Host/Database/View/Document/$File/InternalFileName/Filename?OpenElement

Using OpenElement with image files

Syntax

http://Host/Database/View/Document/FieldName/FieldOffset?OpenElement

http://Host/Database/View/Document/FieldName/FieldOffset?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=ImageFormat

Optional argument for OpenElement

FieldElemFormat = ImageFormat

Where ImageFormat is either .GIF or .JPEG. If you do not specify FieldElemFormat, Domino assumes the image file format is .gif.

Using OpenElement with OLE Objects

Syntax

http://Host/Database/View/Document/FieldName/FieldOffset/$OLEOBJINFO/FieldOffset/obj.ods?OpenElement

Note: The current URL syntax for referencing images and objects in Notes® documents -- specifically the FieldOffset -- makes it impractical to create these URLs manually. As an alternative, you may paste the actual bitmap or object in place of the reference, create URL references to files stored in the file system, or attach the files to the documents.