The Web Navigator database

The Web Navigator database (WEB.NSF) resides on the Web Navigator server and stores all pages that users retrieve from Web sites. Storing Web pages in a central database reduces connection costs, since after one user retrieves a page, the page is available in the database for others to browse.

The Web Navigator database contains features for Notes® users and administrators.

  • Database access

    The default user access for the Web Navigator database is Editor, which allows users to create HTML forms, Recommendation documents, and Web tours. Domino® adds the administrator names listed in the Administrators field in the Server document for the Web Navigator server to the ACL for the Web Navigator database and gives them Manager access with the WebMaster role.

  • Administration document

    The Administration document is stored in the Web Navigator database and controls default settings for the database. You must have the WebMaster role to access the document. Open WEB.NSF and access the document from the Actions menu.

  • Agents

    The Web Navigator database contains three agents that administrators can use to manage documents in the database. The Purge agent removes documents that meet the criteria you specify. Regularly purging documents keeps the size of the Web Navigator database manageable.

    The Refresh agent updates the contents of pages stored in the Web Navigator database with the Web site content from which they were originally retrieved. Pages in the database are not automatically updated after they are retrieved; therefore, the page content may quickly become outdated unless you use this agent.

    The Averaging agent creates an average rating of user-recommended pages. The ten highest-rated pages are listed in the Recommended by Top Ratings view.

  • Web tours and Recommendation documents

    Web tours and Recommendation documents allow users to collaborate with others who use the Web Navigator database.

    Using a Web tour document, users can group a set of Web pages for others to view sequentially -- for example, to create training materials or to collect a set of pages that you previously viewed on the Web.

    Using a recommendation document, users can add useful Web sites to the Web Navigator database.