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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: "chapter" on logs
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2001 14:02:55 GMT

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Rich Bowen wrote:

> > 3. What is missing?
> Stuff about log reporting. You say that it is beyond the scope of this
> article, and I would tend to disagree. I think that it is something
> that should be dealt with in at least a little detail. However, I'm
> not sure what that would look like. I do *not* think that the ASF
> should be seen as endorsing a particular log reporting software
> package, so perhaps this is best as is. I'll need to get back to you
> on that one.
> > 6. Should I try to add more general background stuff like "How do I tell
> > how many PEOPLE visited my website?"  (I'm leaning towards no)
> A paragraph about "hits", "sessions", and various other of the
> ill-defined, poorly-understood, misused terms that are common in the
> log reporting industry would be appropriate. I could try to write such
> a paragraph if you like. But discussing this at any detail is bound to
> be a tar pit.

I'm still not sure about these topics.  But I would not object to the
contribution of a short section on these topics.  It is an important
topic, so at minimum a better pointer on where to get more information
would be helpful.

Thanks very much for the feedback.


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