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Using SSI calls on a message forum



3:04 pm on Apr 29, 2000 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

First off Brett, Traxis is amazing! I had it up and running with very little difficulty. Ok so everything is working except (you knew that had to be coming) I'd like to use it to track my message forum pages as well which are generated by a script obviously. For whatever reason when I put the ssi call into the template file for my forums it won't work. I have other ssi calls currently working in my forums (to deliver ad banners). Is it something simple I'm missing?

If I'm unable to get the ssi calls working in the forums I assume I can use the image calls for the forums and ssi calls for the remainder of the site? I'd rather not do that because I've been working on submitting individual threads in my forums to search engines and I'd like to track any SE traffic that individual threads might be getting and from what I understand the image calls won't track search engines. Any ideas?

Aaron Smith


10:57 am on May 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure why the ssi from your forum script doesn't work Aaron. It seems like it should. I've talked to people who've done this before.

I use a different method. I call it straight from whatever cgi I am running.

You can try this and see if it works.
From your own cgi (the program you want to track), add these two line somewhere near the start of the program (usually after it has printed a Content Type line):

$PassTraxis = $0;
require "/full path to the traxis counter script here/";

That will record the raw hit from the cgi. The first command "PassTraxis" tells Traxis that this call is from a cgi and no and the second is used to call the counter.

It works for me...

btw: great site.


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