Wednesday, February 15, 2006 8:53 PM
I just have a question around the SubscriptionClass class. I'm not grasping why there would be multiple rules for a single SubscriptionClass. Can someone give me a good use case for it? It seems to me that since the primary use of Rules are to generate Notifications from Subscriptions. The only reason I can see then is if we used multiple Rules to generate different Notifications. However, then I would assume the Subscription class to be associated with the Subscriber and Notification, not the Subscriber and SubscriptionClass.
A much-related question is: Why is the SubscriptionEventRules (and the SubscriptionConditionEventRules, etc.) a collection? While maybe I could understand being able to choose from a SubscriptionEventRule and a SubscriptionConditionEventRule, I don't understand the multiple SubscriptionEventRules. (And even in the other case, the Subscription doesn't seem to specify a particular rule association).
One final thought is the possibility that the design is for the Subscriber to subscribe to a particular SubscriptionClass and receive all Notifications associated with the SubscriptionClass. Is that the case? If anyone could clarify this for me, it'd be much appreciated.