OpenSocial Gadget limitations in IBM Notes and IBM iNotes

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Question

IBM Notes and IBM iNotes support use of OpenSocial gadgets. The clients support many OpenSocial APIs as defined in the Open Social Specification.

What are some known limitations in API support and known functionality limitations?


Answer

The known limitations are documented in the table below. In particular, there's reduced functionality inside of embedded experiences emails in the Notes Client.

Feature Supported in Notes 9 Social Edition Supported in iNotes 9 Social Edition
gadgets.window.setTitle In all locations gadgets can be opened, except embedded experiences in email Not supported
Gadget Preferences In all locations gadgets can be opened except in gadgets opened via gadgets.views.openGadget API. You may only set preferences from gadgets that are set to always open in the sidebar via the Widgets framework. In all locations gadgets can be opened except in gadgets opened via gadgets.views.openGadget API. You may only set preferences from gadgets that are set to always open in the sidebar via the Widgets framework.
gadgets.views.openGadget, gadgets.views.openUrl, gadgets.views.openEmbeddedExperience In all locations gadgets can be opened except embedded experiences in email and gadgets opened via gadgets.views.openGadget In all locations gadgets can be opened
gadgets.actions In all locations gadgets can be opened except embedded experiences in email In all locations gadgets can be opened will launch a new site, in addition to executing the action inside the EE site. (Note that actions execute in all valid open sites).
gadgets.selection In all locations gadgets can be opened except embedded experiences in email In all locations gadgets can be opened
gadgets.views.requestNavigateTo In all locations gadgets can be opened except embedded experiences in email In all locations gadgets can be opened
previewImage property of the Embedded Experiences data model Not used in email embedded experiences or embedded experiences from the activity stream Not used in email embedded experiences
Additional Container Specific Context Info In The Embedded Experiences Data Model Does not pass any extra container specific context info Does not pass any extra container specific context info
The display property of the preferred experience in the embedded experience data model Not supported in email embedded experiences or embedded experiences in the activity stream Not supported in email embedded experiences
Opening gadget in new window Supported Not Supported
Actions on OpenSocial Person Objects Any livename (mail view, contacts view, etc) Only in Contacts View
Connections 4 Activity Stream Gadget Supported Not Supported


    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Messaging Applications IBM iNotes OpenSocial Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 9.0

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More support for:

IBM Notes
OpenSocial

Software version:

9.0

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Reference #:

1631993

Modified date:

2013-03-28

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