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A custom control that should be on top of every page

This idea is shamelessly ripped from an XPages chat with Nathan who will contribute a <crashie6 ../> control to the Extension library soon. Go to the navigator view and create these 2 files in custom controls :
The xsp:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xp:view xmlns:xp="http://www.ibm.com/xsp/core">
  <!--[if lt IE 7]>
 <div style='border: 1px solid #F7941D; background: #FEEFDA; text-align: center; clear: both; height: 75px; position: relative;'>
   <div style='position: absolute; right: 3px; top: 3px; font-family: courier new; font-weight: bold;'><a href='#' onclick='javascript:this.parentNode.parentNode.style.display="none"; return false;'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-cornerx.jpg' style='border: none;' alt='Close this notice'/></a></div>
   <div style='width: 640px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: left; padding: 0; overflow: hidden; color: black;'>
     <div style='width: 75px; float: left;'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-warning.jpg' alt='Warning!'/></div>
     <div style='width: 275px; float: left; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;'>
       <div style='font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; margin-top: 12px;'>You are using an outdated browser</div>
       <div style='font-size: 12px; margin-top: 6px; line-height: 12px;'>For a better experience using this site, please upgrade to a modern web browser.</div>
     <div style='width: 75px; float: left;'><a href='http://www.firefox.com' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-firefox.jpg' style='border: none;' alt='Get Firefox 3.5'/></a></div>
     <div style='width: 75px; float: left;'><a href='http://www.browserforthebetter.com/download.html' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-ie8.jpg' style='border: none;' alt='Get Internet Explorer 8'/></a></div>
     <div style='width: 73px; float: left;'><a href='http://www.apple.com/safari/download/' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-safari.jpg' style='border: none;' alt='Get Safari 4'/></a></div>
     <div style='float: left;'><a href='http://www.google.com/chrome' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.ie6nomore.com/files/theme/ie6nomore-chrome.jpg' style='border: none;' alt='Get Google Chrome'/></a></div>
The xsp-config:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <namespace-uri>http://www.ibm.com/xsp/custom </namespace-uri>
    <default-prefix>xc </default-prefix>
    <component-type>CustomerSense </component-type>
    <composite-name>CustomerSense </composite-name>
    <composite-file>/CustomerSense.xsp </composite-file>
        <in-palette>true </in-palette>
        <category>webStandards </category>
        <render-markup> &lt;xp:view xmlns:xp="http://www.ibm.com/xsp/core" &gt;&#xd;
[Remind users to use proper browsers] &#xd;
&lt;/xp:view &gt; </render-markup>
    <description>Make it crystal clear that IE6 isn't really an option anymore </description>
Read about the details of the campaign. Of course installing Chrome Frame is always an option if you have other applications with an IE6 depencency.
As usual: YMMV

Posted by on 28 April 2011 | Comments (4) | categories: XPages


  1. posted by Nathan T. Freeman on Thursday 28 April 2011 AD:
    It's not "soon." It's there right now. Checked in around 7pm ET tonight.
  2. posted by Bruce on Friday 29 April 2011 AD:
    @Rob if it gets placed into the Extension Library they will be behind it :)
  3. posted by Rob Novak on Friday 29 April 2011 AD:
    If only it were so easy...and IBM would officially get behind dropping IE6!
  4. posted by michael on Tuesday 03 May 2011 AD:
    having dealth with IBM in the past Rob I think yuo are right.