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Domino Designer 6: A Developer’s Handbook by Gustavo Pecly, Grant McCarthy, Pekka Hartikainen, Andre Guirard, Rune Carlsen, Tommi Tulisalo

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3.1. Domino databases

The term “Domino database” refers to both Domino and Web databases. What makes it a “Web” database is the viewing mechanism—a Web browser instead of a Notes client, and the fact that it resides on a Domino server running the HTTP server task.

Traditional Web sites consist of different kinds of pages and associated compound elements, which are organized in hierarchical directory structures. When an HTTP request is issued to display a page, a new HTML coded file is opened.

With Domino, the Web site is structured through Notes databases designed in the Notes object store format. When an HTTP request is issued to display a page, a Notes element is opened through a Universal Resource Locator (URL) command and Domino translates ...

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