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Prominic LogoBy way of testing to see if I've fixed the problem with url hotspots in my blog entries, I'd like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to Jon and the folks over at Prominic.net.  They have been tremendously helpful (if boringly reliable!) in getting not only this blog, but also a mail server with several domains, up and running flawlessly.

I highly recommend Prominic if you're looking for any kind of Domino hosting, be it a bit of shared server space for your blog or a dedicated server infrastructure for your most demanding requirements.

Thanks guys!


1 - Kevin,

What issues were you having with the urls on your site? I'm having issues and admittedly have no idea what the issue is... I haven't worked on the problem in a while either, but I'm curious to see if you were having the same problem, and if so, how to fix it.


2 - Jaime, the problem was that Notes 8 now by default saves urls in richtext fields as hotspots, which was causing Blogsphere's [[link html]] syntax to break.

The "hotfix", which is already incorporated into the Blogsphere codestream (though not the current release), is to add a text field called $DontAutoProcessURL to both the "CONTENT - Blog Entry" and "SYSTEM - MIME Convert" forms, with a value of "1".

Declan and I have done cursory testing and it seems to solve the problem, but the standard disclaimers apply: Backup your database before deploying this code, and certainly before running any housekeeping agents from the Notes 8 client.

All feedback on whether this works, any side-effects, etc., will be greatly appreciated.

3 - Kevin,

Thanks for the tip, I think that could very well be the issue I'm having. I appreciate you're willingness to post that fix here, I don't use the BlogSphere template for my site but it sounds like I'm running into the issue on the Notes side of things.

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