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From Martin Gainty <mgai...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: [OT] Using jsp/serlvets to track clicking
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2009 03:57:57 GMT

which versions of Microsoft Mobile or Blackberry?

Martin 
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> Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:18:09 -0500
> Subject: Re: [OT] Using jsp/serlvets to track clicking
> From: jhmast.developer@gmail.com
> To: users@tomcat.apache.org
> 
> Thanks Ken, the problem with this solution is that these pages are for
> viewing on mobile phones, most of which do not have JavaScript capability.
> 
> What I had in mind was akin to what I do on regular website when I want a
> link to generate a file that is saved to disk (an excel report app, for
> instance).  In this case, I set the Content-Disposition: to file or whatever
> by calling method in the response object.
> 
> There must be something similar that can make the browser behave like it has
> just clicked a regular TEL:NNNNNNNNNN link.
> 
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Ken Bowen <kbowen@als.com> wrote:
> 
> > Well, a very generic way of getting a hold of a "click"  in the kind of
> > setting you're describing
> > would be to an an "onclick" to the link, invoking some Javascript doing
> > whatever you want.
> > Maybe something like   <a href="tel:5555555555
> > onclick="myCalltrackingCode();">here</a> to listen!
> > Almost all html entities support onclick.
> >
> > --Ken
> >
> >
> > On Mar 2, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Jonathan Mast wrote:
> >
> >  [Sorry for this non-Tomcat specific question, but Sun Forums didn't help
> >> me
> >> much with this one]
> >>
> >> I would like to know how to imitate the click of link in JSP or serlvet,
> >> in
> >> order to track clicks.
> >>
> >> I have pages with links containing tel protocol URIs like this:
> >> Click <a href="tel:5555555555">here</a> to listen!
> >>
> >> I want to replace the above with something like this:
> >> Click <a href="call_tracking.jsp?pn=5555555555">here</a> to listen!
> >>
> >> And have call_tracking.jsp do its tracking stuff and then spawn a phone
> >> call, just like the first example does. I do not want to bother the user
> >> with another page, hence the need to accomplish the click action
> >> programmatically. I presume this feat is achievable via Response header
> >> magic, I just don't know the right incantation ;-)
> >>
> >> I should add that this is not necessarily a TEL-specific question, I am
> >> looking for a generic, protocol-independent mechanism for mimicking a
> >> "click".
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >
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