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tracking links in a db

Anthony Smith
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
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I have a website with multiple pages. I want to track when a user clicks on any link from my site. The thing that came to mid initially was a onClick property that when onClick, the javascript function would be called to write to the db. This wont work. What are my other options.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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If you mean that you have links to other sites and you want to track when someone "clicks out", the common approach is to embed the actual destination in a server request. Like this:
< a href="http://www.mysite.com/tracklink.jsp?dest=www.elsewhere.com" >Bye now!< / a >
Then the tracklink.jsp can capture and log the destination and redirect the request.
Fair warning, though - I'm notorious for using the "open in a new window feature" myself, so I may not have completely left your site!

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