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Determining page client came from

Chris Marriott
     Hi All,

Is there a way in Lasso 8 to know what URL the user came from?

I want to be able to make an If statement based on where the client  
came from.

I have a page that's used by many others and I want to be able to  
customize that page based on how the client got there.  Is this  
possible?

Thanks for any help!

Chris
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7001 Mumford Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3L 4N9
(902) 457-4577 ph
(902) 457-1441 fax
www.rant.ca
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Re: Determining page client came from

Fletcher Sandbeck
On 6/2/05 at 1:40 PM by [hidden email] (Chris Marriott):

>Is there a way in Lasso 8 to know what URL the user came from?
>
>I want to be able to make an If statement based on where the client  
>came from.
>
>I have a page that's used by many others and I want to be able to  
>customize that page based on how the client got there.  Is this  
>possible?

[Referrer_URL] will return the URL of the page the client visited before the current page.  However, not all browsers report this information accurately, and it may not be set at all if the client comes from a bookmark, so you should build in a good default if [Referrer_URL] is blank.

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Re: Determining page client came from

Chris Marriott
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Thanks Fletcher.  In this case, what you suggested should work since  
the destination page is only reached by coming from one of my other  
pages.  It's part of our internal system that people don't bookmark -  
except for the login page.

Chris


On 2-Jun-05, at 1:51 PM, Fletcher Sandbeck wrote:

> On 6/2/05 at 1:40 PM by [hidden email] (Chris Marriott):
>
>
>> Is there a way in Lasso 8 to know what URL the user came from?
>>
>> I want to be able to make an If statement based on where the client
>> came from.
>>
>> I have a page that's used by many others and I want to be able to
>> customize that page based on how the client got there.  Is this
>> possible?
>>
>
> [Referrer_URL] will return the URL of the page the client visited  
> before the current page.  However, not all browsers report this  
> information accurately, and it may not be set at all if the client  
> comes from a bookmark, so you should build in a good default if  
> [Referrer_URL] is blank.
>
> [fletcher]
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Rant Promotions Inc.
Suite 107
7001 Mumford Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3L 4N9
(902) 457-4577 ph
(902) 457-1441 fax
www.rant.ca
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Re: Determining page client came from

James Harvard
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Fletcher's caveat was not just about bookmarks though - some browsers might not report the referrer URL at all, so you shouldn't rely on getting a correct value from [Referrer_URL].
James Harvard

>Thanks Fletcher.  In this case, what you suggested should work since the destination page is only reached by coming from one of my other pages.  It's part of our internal system that people don't bookmark - except for the login page.
>
>Chris

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Re: Determining page client came from

Michael Coninx
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James Harvard wrote:

>Fletcher's caveat was not just about bookmarks though - some browsers might not report the referrer URL at all, so you shouldn't rely on getting a correct value from [Referrer_URL].
>James Harvard
>
>  
>
Most of the time it is third party software like Norton internet
security suite that changes the browser's Referrer URL information in
the Http Header
to an empty string, or to something like
-------: ----:-------------------------------------------
OR
XXXXXXX: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

In these two examples, the original characters are replaced by one other
character, the length still is the same.
The first characters stand for "Referer: " The rest are the actual
referrer URL, made unreadable.

>>Thanks Fletcher.  In this case, what you suggested should work since the destination page is only reached by coming from one of my other pages.  It's part of our internal system that people don't bookmark - except for the login page.
>>
>>Chris
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