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Multiple NotesDatabases for Function-specific IBM XPages Application User Interfaces
10/24/2012 09:27:00 AM by Chris Toohey
I'm working on a project which requires an XPages-based CMS for managing external website content. The UI for this CMS is written using core and extension library controls, and thus uses the OneUIv2.1 theme.
The problem I immediately ran into was the all-or-nothing (save some major hackery) of Themes and disabling Dojo libraries for XPages. I wanted to use XPages as a roll your own markup delivery solution, and today -- unless I'm missing something, and if I am someone please fill me in -- you cannot disable the Dojo libraries on individual XPages.
Not to mention there is a support issue to consider here. Sure, I can write my own renderers and do all of this slick hacks to get the job done... but someone has to support this in a production environment both today and a few years from now.
Thus, I decided to use two NotesDatabases to serve function-based user interfaces.
Let's take a look at the basic setup below:
Diagram: Multiple NotesDatabases serving function-specific IBM XPages application user interfaces.
An added bonus to this technique is the additional layer of security. As there would be no way to manipulate the NotesData from the publically-accessible External UI NotesDatabase -- as all content management would be handled by the Internal UI NotesDatabase -- I could arguably better secure the external site.
I ran this technique by several other XPages developers to see if I was completely out of my mind when I architected this or if this was - unbeknownst to me - already an established Best Practice. The good news is that everyone at least liked the idea...
Now, something to keep in mind: I'm not recommending this for every XPages-based application. In fact, I'm not even recommending this for Web Browser vs. Mobile Device Browser (ie., client-sensitive) XPages applications. That's an entirely different subject worthy of an individual (if not a series) of posts.
Your mileage may vary...
So is this a technique that you could use with a project you're working on? Is this something that makes sense to you from a maintenance and support standpoint? Let me know in the comments below.
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