A nasty little change in Domino 8

We recently upgraded one of our development servers to Domino 8 and ran into problem with subforms. It appears that you can no longer include a subform twice on the same page. So for example if you’ve included ‘next’ buttons using a the same subform at the top and bottom of a discussion page, the page will no longer display.

I guess this has been a bug within Domino that I know I’m not the only person to exploit, but I really can’t understand why Lotus would decide to fix this bug. Why fix something that actually improved functionality? Surely they should have been building on this ‘bug’ maybe parametrising it, turning it into a useful new feature instead of removing it.

This is going to cause me a significant amount of work when I upgrade our main system to V8.