The HTML field edit type supports the formatted display of HTML markup text, or the display of a defined URL for internet navigation. Definable behaviors for this field include whether or not to display the navigation toolbar, a list of parameters to be passed to a URL, and the ability to provide either a list of permitted or prohibited URLs to restrict the navigation allowed by the user.
Included in this field edit type are two child definitions, which are the Domain List and the URL Parameters. The domain list items can be used to specify to which URL’s users can navigate. The URL parameters can define the parameters to pass to a URL. These values are derived from a rule and can therefore be dynamic.
The HTML field edit type can also display HTML pages or text retrieved from some source, such as the back end system. This allows for a web page to be displayed within the field on the detail screen, which can then provide links to internal or external pages.
HTML Child Definitions
- Domain: The domain definition is a child definition to detail screen fields with an edit type of HTML, and can specify the URLs to which users can navigate or those they should be prevented from viewing.
- URL Parameter: The URL parameter is a child definition to detail screen fields with an edit type of HTML, and can specify an argument value to be passed to the URL the field is defined to display.
Initial State-Show Navigation Bar: This attribute specifies whether or not to display the navigation bar for the HTML field when the parent screen is initially displayed. If this option is not set, the user can display the navigation bar by right-clicking the field and selecting the popup menu item to display it.
Domain List Contains: This attribute specifies whether the domains added to the HTML field as child definitions specify those URL’s to which the user is allowed to navigate, or those URL’s to which they should be prevented from viewing.