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detecting the destination URL when a visitor navigates to another domain

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Hello there,

I am designing various tracking features for my sites.

If a visitor is currently having a session on my domain,
and viewing one of my webpages,
AND THEN
navigates to another website - by using favorites or typing in a different url into the address bar
what strategy or code could I use to detect where they are headed?
I tried grabbing the URL using javascript on the unload event
and then opening a new window with a call to an asp script
but (1) the pop-up blockers prevent this
and (2) I think the javascript returns the current url and not the destination url

your help will be much appreciated
thank you
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Question by:hugeunderstatement
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Saqib Khan earned 1000 total points
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I dont think its possible.
The Reverse of this is possible by using HTTP_REFERER.
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by:hugeunderstatement
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Yes, you may be right.

but that is exactly what I am needing is the opposite of the HTTP_REFERER information.
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by:LlamaJoe
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adilkhan is right, you can't do this without installing software (what we like to call Spyware) on the users machine - be carefull, as any talk of how to develop Spyware goes against the user agreement and ethics of this site.
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by:andreshm
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The only way to track what comes to your site (HTTP_referrer), is actually when someone clicks a link to your site from somewhere else.
If someone types your website on the address bar or comes from  a favortire link... there is no referrer. Same thing happens when you want to track where your visitors go. If they type  something in the address bar when viewing your site -  as far as I know - is impossible. However If you have links (to other websites) in your site you can track where are they going, and from which page are they leaving. just make a "redirect page.asp" and point all your links there, telling the script  what website should be visited. the page can save to a database the information of the page they want to visit, where the click was originated and then jump to the desired site.
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by:hugeunderstatement
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I didn't close this topic because nobody has come up with the answer yet.
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by:hugeunderstatement
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so points are awarded just for stating that "it can't be done?"

Where there is a will there is a way. I was going to keep this open until a way was found.
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thanks
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