Web tier: servlets, JSP, Web frameworks: How to capture user navigation
- Posted by: Nestor Boscan
- Posted on: January 28 2006 16:46 EST
I have an application that provides links to external web application. Is there a way that I can capture the links that the user is navigating from my application. Maybe using a frame where the user has its external application and from another frame capturing the URLs. Is this possible?
- How to capture user navigation by Duncan Mills on January 29 2006 03:38 EST
- How to capture user navigation by Nestor Boscan on January 29 2006 08:52 EST
I'd think the best approach is to simply not provide direct links to external URLs have some kind of dispatcher servlet or action that records the destination chosen and then sends the user off. How you do this will depend of course on the web framework that yo are using (if any)
Thanks for the quick reply
Yes, this will work for the first URL. But once I get to the first page of the external application I can't capture the user navigation.
Thanks for the quick replyYes, this will work for the first URL. But once I get to the first page of the external application I can't capture the user navigation.
Yes I thnk ,Definetly it is not possible to capture the user navigation of external application
But once I get to the first page of the external application I can't capture the user navigation.And I'm glad of that - once the user is out of your domain and into an external site then where they go from there should not really be of interest to you.
What's the use case that requires you to track browser usage in this way?