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From Tony Collen>
Subject Re: Question about logging
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2002 01:28:00 GMT
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

> Where do you see it?
> > .. Am I looking
> >in the right place for referrer info, or am I way off?
> >
> You need referer header which browser sents. Usually this info logged by
> web server or server engine. You can either create your own log (action
> logging value of the header) or use existing log of the web server or
> servlet engine.
> Cocoon by itself do not write access log similar to log of the web
> server, because cocoon does not tries to replace web server.


I eventually tracked down that the referring URL *is* given in core.log,
but only when the log level is set to debug in logkit.xconf.  The thing
that threw me off in this example was that for some reason the referrer
was simply not being sent.  I tested this by tailing the log and reloading
a few times and noticed that the referrer was being sent.

I poked around with my ideas of somehow pulling out the referring URL, and
started looking at writing a ReferringURLAction.  Off list, I emailed
Christian Haul regarding some ideas, and he pointed out to me that there's
the request InputModule which can let me access the referring url (or any
header) by name.   I guess it's time to add docs to the Wiki...

On a side note, it would be nice to have some sort of simple access logs
that followed the "tradition" Apache HTTPD-style logs.

So much time, so little documentation, I guess :)

Thanks for your help,


Tony Collen --
College of Liberal Arts   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, West Bank

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