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From "Daniel Watrous" <dwmaill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] data transfer statistics based on apache logs
Date Sun, 27 Aug 2006 03:59:41 GMT
Thanks Joshua,

Your suggestion, mod_logio, addresses both concerns.  Thank you.

Daniel

On 8/26/06, Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
> On 8/26/06, Daniel Watrous <dwmaillist@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > There are two potential problems with this scenario.  First, if the
> > user cancels the download or exits the page before the download is
> > complete, the apache log still shows a request for the full file,
> > keeping no information about how much of it was downloaded.  The
> > second problem is if the users revisits the page, and either windows
> > media player, quicktime, flash, etc. have cached the file, does apache
> > still receive a request for the content, and delivers nothing?
>
> For the first problem, see mod_log_io.
>
> How you deal with the second problem depends on exactly what
> statistics you want and why.  There are various cache-busting
> techniques that assure that a new request is made every time a browser
> returns to the content.  But they will degrade the browsing experience
> for your users.  A middle ground is to cache-bust on just one small
> object on the page.  Then you can infer that when people request this
> object, they are also getting the rest of the page from their cache.
>
> Joshua.
>
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