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From Justin Pasher <just...@newmediagateway.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] A question about terms of the resource of HTTP request
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:59:34 GMT
Paul Li wrote:
> Suppose there is an HTTP request to index.html, and there are four
> entries for this request in the log file:
>
> 127.0.0.1 [23/May/2008:00:09:41] "GET /index.htmlHTTP/1.1" 200 "Mozilla/4.08"
> 127.0.0.1 [23/May/2008:00:09:41] "GET /style.css HTTP/1.1" 200 "Mozilla/4.08"
> 127.0.0.1 [23/May/2008:00:09:42] "GET /pic1.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 "Mozilla/4.08"
> 127.0.0.1 [23/May/2008:00:09:42] "GET /pic2.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 "Mozilla/4.08"
>
> My question is what we call "index.html" and the other three resources
> in this case. Is there any term like "base request" that refers to
> "index.html" and "related requests" to the other three entries?
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
>   

I don't think there are any "industry standard" terms for them, but in 
regards to web traffic analysis programs, such as AWstats, the request 
for "/index.html" would be called a "Page Request" and the other 
elements would be called "Hits". A "Page Request" generally refers to 
the file that provides the HTML content of the page. A "Hit" refers to 
ANY file that is requested by the user (gif, png, css, swf, etc).

Justin Pasher

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