Tip

Remove 'No documents found' -- W3C standards-compliant

There have been several tips how to remove the 'No documents found' messages in Web views.

Some did it by using CSS to hide all H2 tags, others used a "Hide when"-formula and some solutions used JavaScript and the proprietary (=evil) innerHTML JS-property invented by MS.

Here is a more W3C standards-compliant version, which should run in all DOM-capable browsers (Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 6.x and MS IE 5.x/6.x, Opera 7, maybe 6). This utilizes the usual view-serving-form (i.e., "$$ViewTemplateDefault") or page and the $$ViewBody field/embedded view.

Copy and paste the script below your view/view field and mark the entire script as pass-through HTML. I hope this works for all standards-compliant browsers and helps your daily business.

<script type='text/javascript'>
<!-- 
var oH2s = document.
getElementsByTagName('h2');
var oTmp; var oH2;
if(oH2s) {
  for(var i=0;I<oH2s.length;i++) {
    var oTmp = oH2s[i];
    if(oTmp.firstChild.data=='No documents found')
      oH2 = oTmp;
  }
  if(oH2){oH2.firstChild.data='replace this 
text with anything.'};

};
 //-->
</script>

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This was first published in October 2003

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