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tracking file usage [message #184378] Sun, 29 December 2013 21:21 Go to next message
Mr Oldies is currently offline  Mr Oldies
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I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.

In my music pages, javascript controls the calling and playing of the
music.
So I was wondering if PHP had any means of knowing when a particular file
was being called for.
Or could "onclick" trigger a php function?
Re: tracking file usage [message #184379 is a reply to message #184378] Sun, 29 December 2013 21:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 12/29/2013 6:21 PM, richard wrote:
> I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.
>
> In my music pages, javascript controls the calling and playing of the
> music.
> So I was wondering if PHP had any means of knowing when a particular file
> was being called for.
> Or could "onclick" trigger a php function?
>

sure

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Re: tracking file usage [message #184380 is a reply to message #184378] Sun, 29 December 2013 21:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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richard <noreply(at)example(dot)com> wrote in news:17slpz3qunv5p.1owoaoax5minf$.dlg@
40tude.net:

> I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.
>
> In my music pages, javascript controls the calling and playing of the
> music.

And what controls actually retrieving the music from your server?

> So I was wondering if PHP had any means of knowing when a particular file
> was being called for.

Obviously it has. It isn't the javascript in the client that's retrieving a music file from your
server.

> Or could "onclick" trigger a php function?

Yes, of course, if you write the appropriate Javascript onclick() handler.
Re: tracking file usage [message #184410 is a reply to message #184380] Mon, 30 December 2013 15:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:33:05 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:

> richard <noreply(at)example(dot)com> wrote in
> news:17slpz3qunv5p.1owoaoax5minf$.dlg@
> 40tude.net:
>
>> I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.

Allegedly. I remain unconvinced that you can competently code anything.

>> In my music pages, javascript controls the calling and playing of the
>> music.

> And what controls actually retrieving the music from your server?

Possibly a request originating in his javascript?

>> So I was wondering if PHP had any means of knowing when a particular
>> file was being called for.
>
> Obviously it has. It isn't the javascript in the client that's
> retrieving a music file from your server.

It could well be the js in his client that's requesting it, I suspect
what you mean to say is that it's not the js in his client that's serving
it.

>> Or could "onclick" trigger a php function?

> Yes, of course, if you write the appropriate Javascript onclick()
> handler.

Richard, if you want to track download requests then you need to code a
mechanism such that calling a url like:

http://dumbass.website.com/some/path/getmusic.php?q=blah

will interpret blah as identifying a specific music file, and then server
the file up with the appropriate mime type, whilst at the same time doing
any record keeping such as updating the "how many times has file x been
downloaded" count.

Note - the following are the ways in which you are expected to fuck up
this coding task:

1) Misuse the assignment operator as a test for equality.
2) Bugger up the http header handling.
3) Something to do with array indexing.
4) Generation of broken sql.
5) Generation of broken html (which you'll then blame on the browser).
6) Failing to allow for the simultaneous requests for the same file in
your counting mechanism.
7) String quoting.
8) Something new which will leave us yet again astounded by your
ignorance and stupidity.

I know I won't be disappointed.

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Re: tracking file usage [message #184411 is a reply to message #184410] Mon, 30 December 2013 15:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jerry Stuckle is currently offline  Jerry Stuckle
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On 12/30/2013 3:06 PM, Denis McMahon wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:33:05 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
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>> richard <noreply(at)example(dot)com> wrote in
>> news:17slpz3qunv5p.1owoaoax5minf$.dlg@
>> 40tude.net:
>>
>>> I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.
>
> Allegedly. I remain unconvinced that you can competently code anything.
>

+1

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Re: tracking file usage [message #184430 is a reply to message #184411] Tue, 31 December 2013 13:32 Go to previous message
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Am 30.12.2013 21:22, schrieb Jerry Stuckle:
> On 12/30/2013 3:06 PM, Denis McMahon wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:33:05 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
>>
>>> richard <noreply(at)example(dot)com> wrote in
>>> news:17slpz3qunv5p.1owoaoax5minf$.dlg@
>>> 40tude.net:
>>>
>>>> I know how to do the standard hit counter with php.
>>
>> Allegedly. I remain unconvinced that you can competently code anything.
>>
>
> +1

+2


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