Everyone knows that Universal Document IDs make great keys for accessing Notes documents over the web. In a typical scenario, you would create a sorted view (let's call it "DocIndex") with the formula @Text(@DocumentUniqueID) in the first column and then open a document for reading or editing by constructing the following URL:
http://YourNotesServer.com/yourdb.nsf/DocIndex/docid?OpenDocument (or EditDocument)
where docid is the Universal Document ID of the desired document. All this is very handy, but did you know that you can do the same thing WITHOUT the benefit of the underlying view? Indeed, you can get to the same document by typing
http://YourNotesServer.com/yourdb.nsf/BLAH/docid?OpenDocument (or EditDocument) into your browser.
The only restriction seems to be that you have to type SOMETHING where the view name is supposed to be in order for this to work.
Not having to build a view results in improved performance and reduced db size. I'm not sure how or why this works (and if it will continue to work), so use caution when using it.
ADDED BONUS: If you know the replica id of your db, you can open it on the web via the following URL:
where "x" is your db's replica ID without the colon. Clicking on any subsequent links displays the correct directory structure, no matter how far from the root the database resides.