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proasp_codeclinic thread: HTTP_REFERER


Message #1 by "Darrell" <darrell@b...> on Tue, 11 Jun 2002 11:01:02
Hi Ken

I was attempting to gauge traffic from a parked domain which was being 
redirected to a webpage by the server.  I found a solution by ammending 
the redirection to include a querystring: 
http://www.domain.com/index.asp?refer=true

Cheers for your help
Darrell




> Two things come to mind:

a) Suppose you are redirecting page1.asp -> page2.asp. You can't just type
in page1.asp into your browser address bar, and expect to get a referer on
page2.asp. page1.asp has *no* refererer, so nothing will be displayed on
page2.asp. Instead you need to have a link that goes to page1.asp.

b) It is up to the *user-agent* to send the referer header - some UAs (eg
search engine bots) do not send the referer header to the server.

Cheers
Ken

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From: "Darrell" <darrell@b...>
Subject: [proasp_codeclinic] HTTP_REFERER


: Is there anyway of displaying the referrer address or IP of the page if
: the referring page is using a sever redirect.  I tried to point traffic 
to
: an asp page and then use response.redirect but I could still not get the
: referring IP/hostname.  Is there anyway I can do this?

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