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From "Neeme Praks" <ne...@one.lv>
Subject RE: Cocoon2 Design
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:48:30 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefano Mazzocchi [mailto:stefano@apache.org]
> Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 8:36 PM
> 
> > I mean the that when browser requests a page, it also sends 
> the URL of
> > the "referring" page that linked to the page being requested.
> > Example with GET:
> > ---- <page1.html> ----
> > <a href='page2.html'>Click here!</a>
> > ---- </page1.html> ----
> > 
> > So, when the user clicks on the link, the browser send the 
> request for
> > "page2.html" and includes the URL ("page1.html") of the 
> referring page.
> > If I remember correctly, it is included in HTTP headers?
> 
> I think so, yes, but I'm not sure. Is this a standard requirement?

I'm not sure either. But I have a feeling (and nothing more) that older
browsers do not support this.

> I know Apache is able to log those and some fancy log 
> analyzers are able
> to do "path" statistics to tell you where your users normally 
> go (so you
> can make banners targetted to them by analyzing their navigating
> behavior).
> 
> Anyway, if it's included in the HTTP headers, every action 
> gets the same
> headers.

ok.

> Headers should be orthogonal to the HTTP action requested.

sorry, you lost me here... "orthogonal to" means "independent of"?

Neeme

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