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iPlanet Messenger Express 5.2 Customization Guide

About This Guide

This guide explains how to customize the look and feel of iPlanet Messenger Express. Although the product architecture permits an almost unlimited customization of the "static" portion of the pages served by the Messenger Express HTTP daemon, this guide focuses on how to perform the most commonly requested customizations. In addition, the customizations have been tied together into an application scenario so that examples, code, screen shots, all relate to one another and provide a common frame of reference.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

Who Should Read This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for administering, configuring, and customizing Messenger Express at your site. Developers may also find this guide useful for reference.

What You Need to Know

This book assumes a knowledge of iPlanet Messaging Server software and an understanding of the following:

  • JavaScript™

  • HTML

  • Email applications

  • Web site development

How This Book is Organized

This book contains the following chapters:

Document Conventions

Monospaced Font

Monospaced font is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for file names, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Bold Monospaced Font

Bold monospaced font is used to represent text within a code example that you should type.

Italicized Font

Italicized font is used to represent text that you enter using information that is unique to your installation (for example, variables). It is used for server paths, names, and account IDs.

Square or Straight Brackets

Square (or straight) brackets [] are used to enclose optional parameters.

Command-Line Prompts

Command-line prompts (for example, % for a C-Shell, or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not displayed in the examples. Depending on which operating system environment you are using, you will see a variety of different command-line prompts. However, you should enter the command as it appears in the document unless specifically noted otherwise.

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this guide, iPlanet Messaging Server comes with supplementary information for administrators as well as documentation for end users and developers. Use the following URL to see all the Messaging Server documentation:

Where to Find This Book Online

You can view the online documentation in PDF and HTML formats by pointing your browser to the following URL:

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Last Updated February 28, 2002