The reason for the javascript is that the hosting ISP does not support PHP.

Each time a new session is started, the javascript would have to:

- check for cookie
- if it doesn't exist
    -poll database for next new custome ID#
    -set new cookie id
    -update database with page info
    -download java applet (does something else)

I guess I wasn't sure if a non PHP supported domain could access the PHP
database from a remot server or not and how one would do that. I am setting
things up in PHP but fairly new at it.



"Miles Thompson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Why would you want to use Javascript? Just have some code at the top of
> each page which
> -checks for the cookie
> -if it doesn't exist
>     -identify customer, login page or however you choose
>     -set cookie
>     -update database
> -if it does exist
>     -update the database with some information pertinent to that page
> Or are these straight HTML pages, thus the need for Javascript to do
> something? I don't konw a lot of Javascript, but you could have it pop
> a PHP page in a child browser window, back in the Z-order so that it would
> be behind your "main" page (only for Internet Explorer), and use it to do
> the above steps.
> For every page transition you would have to pass the appropriate
> to the child window and force it to refresh. You will have some trouble
> with people who have Javascript and cookies turned off.
> As I said, I don't know Javascript, so this is just off the top of my
> A straight PHP solution would be preferable and I assume it's not possible
> either because the ISP doesn't host it or for some political reason.
> Miles Thompson
> At 10:28 PM 1/6/2002 -0500, Richard Spangenberg wrote:
> >Hello, - for something a little different...
> >
> >Does anyone have experience using Javascript on remote server html
> >pages to capture data in a PHP MySQL database resident at my domain.
> >
> >I would like to build a customer profile database for a customer using a
> >permanent cookie on a visitor's browser client to ID them and track their
> >visits by page over time.  This is similar to a live or remote web
> >statistics process for a session but posting to a mysql database by some
> >mapped category by page in addition to the web stats.  I'd like to track
> >both the session and by posting to a visitor database, long term trends
> >well.
> >
> >Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks, Rick
> >
> >
> >
> >
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