Because of the way I'm including files and passing variables on the url I'm finding it difficult to get the information I need from my log analyzer (I'm using an older version of Web Trends). I thought I'd email the list and see if anybody else has had the same problem and has found a solution.
On my website I have one main file that I use... 1) to bring in dynamic information from the database (I just add the article id information to the url . . . ie, "index.php3?article_id=12&category_id=44") 2) or to include php files or html files. I just add the name of the html or php file to the url . . . ie, "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3". That way I only need to update "index.php3" anytime the layout of the site changes. The log analyser will count "index.php3?article_id=12&category_id=44" as a separate page than "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3" which is great -- they are separate content areas afterall. The problem is that in some cases I am also passing form information on the URL .... for example "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3&name=bob&street=broadway". Now when I run the log analyzer it will list "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3&name=bob&street=broadway" as a separate page than "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3&name=judy&street=mainstreet". Ooops that's a problem cause they are the same content area and now I'm ending up with 5 zillion separate scores in the log analyzer for them. I could use a cookie to save that form information, but I'm hoping to avoid it. It would be nice if there were a log analyzer available that you could just type part of a url into, for example "index.php3?file_name=a_php_form.php3", and then get a score for any url containing that phrase. Or perhaps a program that would parse the log file into IP Address / Date / Time / HTTP Request. Then I could play around with it in a spreadsheet program. I'm sure one day down the road I'll be looking back at this problem and realize I missed something really obvious, but for now does anybody have any bright ideas? Rita Mikusch __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - your guide to health and wellness http://health.yahoo.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php