Configuring RSS Feed Links for Web Alerts and Notifications

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Using the default RSS Feed links on your web interface allows your web users the option to elect to receive RSS feeds of Email Notifications and Web Alerts either to their RSS feed reader or to their email inbox. RSS feeds are sent as XML files from the server via the Aeon DLL through port 80. By default the RSS feeds are built into your dll/web page functionality; all your users need to do is sign up to receive them via an RSS reader of some sort. You can prevent users from adding email Notifications and Web Alerts to their RSS readers by disabling the associated links in the corresponding .html forms.

Configuring RSS Feed Links for Web Alerts

The RSS feed link for Web Alerts, Subscribe to Alerts Feed, is located on the MainMenu.html default form: ">Subscribe to Alerts Feed. There is no limit to the number of Web Alerts that can be displayed in this RSS feed. RSS Feeds of Web Alerts include any system, user, and status alerts pertaining to the particular user. Creating the Web Alert within the client generates the Alerts RSS feed.

Configuring RSS Feed Links for Notifications

The RSS feed link for email Notifications, Subscribe to Notifications Feed, is located on the ViewNotifications.html default form: ">Subscribe to Notifications Feed. The twenty most recent email Notifications are shown on the user's Notifications page and will display as RSS feeds. RSS Feeds of email Notifications include any request-related emails that are generated by the client to the user during the course of normal request processing. This includes notifications that a requested item is available, recall notifications, cancellations, etc.

Email Notification RSS feeds are generated from the EmailCopies database table. The query for email Notifications looks for items in the EmailCopies table for any username registered for the RSS feed. Any email in EmailCopies that can be linked to a request will be sent to an RSS feed. Note that sending the email does not trigger the RSS feed. The "trigger" for sending the email RSS feed is the actual generation of the email in the client. The status of the email is not taken into account when it is sent as an RSS feed. Therefore, if the email is a scheduled email, the RSS feed will still deliver the email Notification RSS feed immediately, according to the RSS feed's delivery schedule.

Disabling the RSS Feed Links

If you do not want to allow users to download Web Alerts or email Notifications to an RSS feed, the RSS feed options can be disabled by removing or hiding the default links in the HTML forms using the HTML code <!-- --> as shown below:

<div id="sidebar">
<!--
<a href="<#ACTION action="2" type="40" value="RSSID" valueType="lookup" 
absolutePath="true" includeSessionID="false">">Subscribe to Alerts Feed</a>
-->
<br />
<#ALERTS>
</div>
<div id="content">
<!--
<a href="<#ACTION action="2" type="41" value="RSSID" valueType="lookup" 
absolutePath="true" includeSessionID="false">">Subscribe to Notifications 
Feed</a><br />
-->
<div class="default-table">            
<#TABLE name="ViewNotifications" headerText="Notifications" noDataAction=
"ShowMessageRow" noDataMessage="No Notifications">
</div>
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