Once a notification source is allocated to folders and topics, users who browse information in the web browser and authors who work on the content in the Workbench are able to indicate their interest in events concerning that information.
There are several events that can trigger a notification such as publishing, adding and changing content, adding feedback, replying to feedback, etc. Notification for the feedback and reply events is discussed in another chapter. Here, we focus on the more common events.
Demonstrating notification involves at least two people. Till now we have worked with the 'Administrator' user ID. The next example is based on a Workbench session of the predefined 'Author' user account which will play the role of the receiver of the notification. 'Author' can subscribe for the 'Encyclopedia: Encarta' in the following way.
Notification subscription in the Workbench
Popup the menu of the folder or topic and select the ‘Notify me’ option. The window that opens is an overview of the allocated notification sources and the supported events.
The notification events
Check the 'Publish' event and click ‘OK’. You receive notification messages in your inbox as soon as the selected event occurs on the ‘Encyclopedia’ or one of its dependants. Usually the events are triggered by other people.
For a better understanding of the examples in the next sections use the same method to subscribe for the publish event of 'Project A', 'Project B', and 'Project C'.
Users who browse content in the web browser can use a similar way to subscribe for events. Of course the events that are not related to browsing content such as 'Change', 'Add in', 'New comment', etc... are not applicable. This is described here.