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From Jonathan Mast <>
Subject Re: [OT] Using jsp/serlvets to track clicking
Date Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:18:09 GMT
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 <> 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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