When doing Edit > Copy As > Table in an IBM Notes view and pasting it into Watson Workspace, the conversion of the content has two problems affecting readability, particularly in comparison to the outcomes in other persistent chat solutions.
I'll show a screenshot of what happens when pasted in Notes Rich Text first, because this helps explain the conversion issues:
When pasted into Microsoft Word, the table remains but the doclink and image are not copied across.
When pasted into Slack or Skype, again the doclink and image are not copied across, indeed the whole "Link" column gets ignored. In Slack, the columns are converted to tabs, in Skype to spaces. This keeps the readability pretty good, but best when tabs are used. In Slack you get this:
Errors Time Server Message
1 11:44:07 Heracles/Intec-PW ! null - java.lang.NullPointerException
When pasted into Watson Workspace, the columns are converted to spaces. However, Watson Workspace doesn't strip out the image, but instead the Base64 conversion of the image - a bitmap - gets written. This significantly impacts the readability, so you get:
Link Errors Time Server Message data:image/bmp;base64,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 1 11:44:07 Heracles/Intec-PW ! null - java.lang.NullPointerException
So there seem to be two problems:
1) Attempting to write the Link column and bitmap image, but not being able to render it. Presumably this is because bitmaps are not supported - I know they can't be sent via GraphQL. This is the biggest issue.
2) Spaces being used as the column separator. When copying from a Notes Rick Text table, it does convert the column separators to tabs, so maybe it's something to do with parsing of what's on clipboard.
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