Detailed information for the notes.ini Keyword: 


Short Description: Enable/Disable storing from documents and images in the browser cache.


Enabled by default or if no variable is present, this setting prevents documents (attachments and images) in a Domino Web Access user's mail file from being left behind in the browser's cache, even if the user fails to logout. You can set this value to 0 to disable it.

0 - Disabled (attachments and images may be left behind in the browser's cache if user does not logout)
1 - Enabled (documents are not cached)


SPR# PTUL62HAYE - An imbedded image could only be saved as a BMP in Domino Web Access. The default behavior (no ini variable) will be to emit cache-control: no-store response header for all DWA ?OpenElement URL commands which are not directed against iNotes6.nsf (etc). This default will ensure that attachments and images from a user's mail file are not left behind in the browser's cache.

This behavior has, however caused a side-effect, reported in SPR PTUL62HAYE, which is caused by an IE bug, and therefore the Notes.ini variable "INOTES_WA_OPENELEMENTNOSTORE=0" will disable the behavior of preventing the documents from being cached. If "INOTES_WA_OPENELEMENTNOSTORE=0 is set, Administrators should train their users to always logout of DWA, so that the DWA ActiveX control will remove the browser cache at that point. The "no-store" option is intended to prevent caching of attachments and embedded images, even if the user fails to logout.

Note: It will be necessary to "tell http restart" if you dynamically change this setting using "set config".

Default value:
Enabled by default or if no variable is present.

iNotes_WA_OpenElementNoStore=0 / 1


UI equivalent:
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.

Applies to:

Valid for version:

Documented in:
Lotus Domino Administrator 7 Help

Entry created by:
IBM Documentation