Limitations

Note the following limitations for Nomad for web browsers.

  • No Safari browser support. HCL Nomad is a multi-threaded application. In browsers, multiple application threads are supported via a SharedArrayBuffer. Safari does not currently support SharedArrayBuffer, therefore HCL Nomad is not supported on Safari. Previously, Safari supported SharedArrayBuffer, but this support was disabled in January 2018 due to Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities and has never been re-enabled. This may be a permanent limitation.
  • No Mobile browser support. The mobile versions of the browsers are not supported (even those that are mobile but use the desktop User-Agent). Only the desktop versions are supported.
  • Domino policies are not fully supported. Policy settings are applied during first installation and setup of HCL Nomad. Changes made to policy settings after the initial setup may not be applied, however. In addition, not all policy settings have been fully tested.
  • Notes Standard Client features are not included. This code is based on the Notes Basic Client, so Standard extensions such as SwiftFile are not available.
  • Java-based applications (JavaAgents, XPages) are not supported.
  • Web services design elements are not supported.
  • Dynamic client extensions via native code are not supported. This includes but is not limited to the following:
    • The LotusScript LSXLC and LSXODBC extensions.
    • The DXJ name picker implemented for Windows via a DLL.
  • LotusScript and Formula commands associated with Object Linking & Embedding (OLE) are not supported.
  • Roaming is not supported.
  • Replication is not supported.
  • Remote images for MIME emails will not load if the server serving that resource is not Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) aware and does not return the expected Access-Control-Allow-Origin header in the response. This is a restriction enforced by the browser.
  • "Forward as attachments" is not currently supported as a mail file action.
  • Print is not supported.
  • Spell checking is not supported.
  • Change Password for the Notes ID is not supported because Nomad's ID files are protected with Notes Shared Login (NSLv3) and do not have a password to change. Therefore, any server-based password policies regarding password change requirements are not applicable.
  • Copy/paste with the OS clipboard with Firefox - Only plain text can be copied to the OS clipboard and nothing from the OS clipboard can be pasted into Nomad. This is a Firefox-specific restriction because JavaScript code does not allow access to the OS clipboard from the web page.
  • Copy/paste as doclink table - The icon and link are missing in the table.
  • Supported Languages - English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
  • Recent Applications and Workspace not remembered on data reset or across browsers - If you have to start over by clearing the browser cache, you will lose any of your Recent Applications or Workspace changes. Similarly, each browser is independent from each other, so any changes in Recent Application or Workspace in one browser will not be reflected in other browsers. One workaround for this is to create a draft mail with doc links to the databases or documents that you care about most to rebuild the Recent Applications and Workspace links as necessary.
  • UI controls that are missing - notifications (new mail, alarms, etc.) and information boxes (Application Properties, Document Properties, Workspace Properties, etc.). In many places, control (right) click menus to access these controls are removed.
  • No font choices - There is only one font in use for now.
  • Keyboard accelerators/shortcuts - in certain cases, some are handled by the browser instead of Nomad.
  • Attachments are download only - There are no attachment viewers. You can save an attachment to the local file system and then use any OS application to view them.
  • Attaching files is not supported in Firefox, as Firefox does not support the file attachment API that Nomad utilizes in other browsers.
  • Navigation - there are some instances where a scrollbar may not fully scroll a view or a document. If this occurs, HOME or END keys will work instead. On a Mac, Fn+LeftArrow and Fn+RightArrow are the equivalents for HOME and END respectively.
  • Google Chrome on MacBooks running MacOS Big Sur with hardware acceleration enabled may cause Nomad to display with odd colors and graphics. While this isn't an issue with Nomad itself, disabling the System > Use hardware acceleration when available setting in Chrome may work around the issue.