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Sri Enga
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Joined: Feb 02, 2001
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First of all sorry for the multiple posts , but all of a sudden no one is responding to my question thus these multiple posts in various categories.

Is there a way to find out in java , when a user leaves the current domain and goes to another domain by typing another URL in address field of browser.
e.g.
if i am at www.yahoo.com and if i type www.hotmail.com in the address bar.
Can I track the domain of the newer site i.e. www.hotmail.com this is only needed if the user is changing the domain through the Address bar in Internet Explorer or Location bar in Netscape.
I have tried location.hostname in javascript and it is giving me www.yahoo.com i.e. the current hostname but i could not access the www.hotmail.com ie. the new URL.
Is there a java solution for this either through invisible applets or invisible servlets, or any java function I use in a JSP , servlet etc.
Any solution in any software is ok.
Thanks for your time and help
Thanks
Srini Renga
(edited by Cindy to remove the obnoxious yelling)

[This message has been edited by Cindy Glass (edited June 22, 2001).]
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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if i am at www.yahoo.com

What does that MEAN??? You ARE the browser? You are in an applet on a page in yahoo? You are in an application that invoked the browser? You are trying to be a system monitoring device?
I would expect that the reason that you have not gotten any answers is that nobody else has a CLUE what you are talking about.
Please don't yell at me. I don't need the stress.


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Tom McComb
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Joined: Jun 07, 2001
Posts: 30
Here are my thoughts:
The address bar belongs to the browser and not to the frame in which you are running javascript (or java applet) code. The best you have is the HTTP_REFERER CGI field, but that just gives you the last URL the user was at, and only if that page linked to yours.
While I don't think like a hacker, I suppose that browser developers anticipated a security (or privacy) problem with me knowing where people surf (other than pages on my own site). Why do I want yahoo knowing what site I go to after I am done there? Not that I mind, but it is none of yahoo's business.
Just a thought.

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