[ic] Receipt.html and URL Parameters

Gary Norton gnorton at broadgap.com
Tue Oct 28 11:30:42 EST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org [mailto:interchange-users-
> bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Ed LaFrance
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:34 AM
> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Subject: Re: [ic] Receipt.html and URL Parameters
> At 05:17 PM 10/27/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >A client of ours has enrolled in a real-time statistics engine that
> supports
> >ecommerce transactions. So far we have been able to implement many of
> their
> >coding requests for this tracking system.
> >
> >Part of the system tracking uses the URL. Specifically they want a URL
> for
> >the Interchange Receipt page. This page is served up under the
> Process.html
> >name after the credit card transaction.
> >
> >Because the Process.html URL is not unique to the Receipt page, it is
> >messing up their stats.
> >
> >I was thinking passing a URL parameter so that the URL parse would be
> unique
> >(something like ...../process.html?finished=1). However, I can't figure
> out
> >how to do it.
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas how I might pass a URL parameter to/through
> the
> >process.html?
> >
> >Or perhaps I am looking at this the wrong way. Is there another way I
> could
> >approach this so that they can get a unique URL instead of Process.html?
> >
> >--------------------------------------------------------------------
> >Gary Norton
> >broadGap Technologies
> Gary -
> You really did not give enough info for anyone to be able to postulate a
> solution to your problem - there are dozens of ways these kinds of
> programs
> do their thing, and without providing the specifics of yours, you've left
> people to guess. This is probably why you have not received an answer. I
> could think of many different ways something like this might work. Why
> don't you give your question another try, with some specific info as to
> the
> mechanics of your portion of the tracking system.
> - Ed


Thanks for the reply. I guess I am having trouble articulating the question.

Their system runs a small generic JavaScript that I have embedded into the
Template pages so that it is available on every page. It sends the URL of
each page to their real-time engine.

This engine builds its reports based on the occurrence of particular URLS.
However the receipt.html shows up process.html and it is messing up their
stats. Process.html appears far more frequently than the Receipt page is

So I need to come up with a way to change the URL so that their parser knows
when somebody arrives at the receipt.html page.

If the receipt.html page was displayed as any other name than process.html
it would work.

I figured that the page name could stay Process.html as long as I added a
URL parameter such as ?finished=1 or something like that.

Does that clarify things a bit? 


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