troubleshooting Question

HTML5 Post Requests Web Beacon Server Side

Avatar of PlumInternet
PlumInternet asked on
HTMLJavaScriptApache Web Server
4 Comments1 Solution628 ViewsLast Modified:

We are looking to create a web beacon to pass parameters and values collected from a webpage as a post request. For example A JavaScript we will fire off a post request to with a parameter that has counted the number of time someone interacts with a button on a web page.

We were wondering how we could go about collecting this data server side, including the ability to pull values such as IP address from the request header

Our thoughts were to simply post the request to a 1x1 clear gif on a apache webserver and look at the web logs using a web log analyser.

As this is not a form we don't really want to use a database due to security and administration headaches.

Any ideas on how we could go about accepting and processing the post request server side?
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros