SnTT: Adding coComment to your DominoBlog site

I have recently added support for to my blog and it was extremely easy to do. After signing up for an account, I simply added the following code to my Add Comment Form Document template:

[script type="text/javascript"]
var blogTool = "DominoBlog";
var blogURL = "[$DXURL$]";
var blogTitle = "[$DXTitle$]";
var postURL = "[$DXURL$]dx/[$DXDocumentLink$]";
var postTitle = "[$DXSubject$]";
var commentTextFieldName = "textcomment";
var commentButtonName = "SubmitButton";
var commentAuthorLoggedIn = false;
var commentFormName = "_DominoForm";
[script id="cocomment-fetchlet" src=""][/script]

Of course you need to replace the [ and ] with < and >, but that's all it took to make my site part of another community.

UPDATE:After finding an issue with my own site, I have made a slight change to this method. If you are using linline comments, instead of adding the code to the Add Comment Form template, you should add it to the Document template directly after the $DXCommentForm$ tag. If not, the DXSubject and DXDocumentLink tags are not replaced correctly.

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  • 1) You Rock! - Phil Randolph
    Created 7/26/2006 7:23:58 AM email | website


    That's awesome. I've had this on my list to do for a while, and even blogged about it I think.

    Thanks for all the code...and watch for my site to be integrated with coComment soon! Sweet!!!


  • 2) Re: You Rock! - Sean Burgess
    Created 7/26/2006 8:14:22 AM email | website

    One thing that I forgot to mention in the instructions above is that you have to make sure to add a name attribute to the submit button on the form. Other than that, it's easy as pie.

  • 3) OK, for the uneducated - Ed Brill
    Created 8/4/2006 8:44:20 PM email | website

    what does "add a name attribute to the submit button on the form" mean?

  • 4) Re: Uneducated - Sean Burgess
    Created 8/6/2006 10:42:23 PM email | website

    When you look at the HTML for your Comment form, you will see an INPUT tag for your submit button. Inside that submit tag, put a Name="<some unique name>". I used Name="SubmitButton".


  • 5) - Ed Brill
    Created 8/10/2006 1:37:26 AM email | website

    well it looked like it worked, but then the submit button didn't. I'll have to look at it more another time...

  • 6) Re: - Sean Burgess
    Created 8/10/2006 10:53:07 AM email | website

    If you send me your Add Comment form in email, I will make the necessary changes and send it back to you for inclusion on your site.


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