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Small piece of php needed

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Hi chaps,

I just need a widget of php if anyone has somethign similar to hand.

I need to create a .php file that will take an input (&type=xxx or
yyy), run a piece of javascript in the browser (its the google
analytics javascript which i have here) and then send the user to
download either Install1.exe or Install2.exe depending on the value of
'type'.

At the mo, i have two links that link straight to one of two .exe
files. However, to make analysis easier, i want to have those links go
to a php page, which will run the javascript in the browser, thereby
getting google to log the download of the file, and then 'redirect'
the browser to download the correct file, so it appears seemlessly.

Can anyone help ?

Olly
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Feb 25 '07 #1
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Oliver Marshall wrote:
Hi chaps,

I just need a widget of php if anyone has somethign similar to hand.

I need to create a .php file that will take an input (&type=xxx or
yyy), run a piece of javascript in the browser (its the google
analytics javascript which i have here) and then send the user to
download either Install1.exe or Install2.exe depending on the value of
'type'.
You can't use PHP to "run a piece of javascript on the browser". PHP is
server side and cannot cause anything to run on the client machine. The
best you can do is use PHP to generate Javascript code when must then be
run on the browser as any javascript would be.

And you won't be able to send them to the download page in addition to
running the javascript. You can either send them the javascript code or
you can send them to the download page - not both.
At the mo, i have two links that link straight to one of two .exe
files. However, to make analysis easier, i want to have those links go
to a php page, which will run the javascript in the browser, thereby
getting google to log the download of the file, and then 'redirect'
the browser to download the correct file, so it appears seemlessly.

Can anyone help ?
Maybe you can generate some additional JS code to do the redirect, but
it still won't be transparent.

Or you can implement your own logging mechanism in PHP and completely
forget about getting Google to do it for you.
Olly
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Feb 25 '07 #2

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Surely you can use php to render a page containg the javascript code,
and then include a javascript redirect to the .exe download required
by the specified variable ?
On Feb 25, 2:24 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
Oliver Marshall wrote:
Hi chaps,
I just need a widget of php if anyone has somethign similar to hand.
I need to create a .php file that will take an input (&type=xxx or
yyy), run a piece of javascript in the browser (its the google
analytics javascript which i have here) and then send the user to
download either Install1.exe or Install2.exe depending on the value of
'type'.

You can't use PHP to "run a piece of javascript on the browser". PHP is
server side and cannot cause anything to run on the client machine. The
best you can do is use PHP to generate Javascript code when must then be
run on the browser as any javascript would be.

And you won't be able to send them to the download page in addition to
running the javascript. You can either send them the javascript code or
you can send them to the download page - not both.
At the mo, i have two links that link straight to one of two .exe
files. However, to make analysis easier, i want to have those links go
to a php page, which will run the javascript in the browser, thereby
getting google to log the download of the file, and then 'redirect'
the browser to download the correct file, so it appears seemlessly.
Can anyone help ?

Maybe you can generate some additional JS code to do the redirect, but
it still won't be transparent.

Or you can implement your own logging mechanism in PHP and completely
forget about getting Google to do it for you.
Olly
--
Managed online backup services
G2 Support
www.g2support.com/backups
Get a free trial today
www.g2support.com/downloads

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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================

Feb 25 '07 #3

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Oliver Marshall wrote:
On Feb 25, 2:24 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>Oliver Marshall wrote:
>>Hi chaps,
I just need a widget of php if anyone has somethign similar to hand.
I need to create a .php file that will take an input (&type=xxx or
yyy), run a piece of javascript in the browser (its the google
analytics javascript which i have here) and then send the user to
download either Install1.exe or Install2.exe depending on the value of
'type'.
You can't use PHP to "run a piece of javascript on the browser". PHP is
server side and cannot cause anything to run on the client machine. The
best you can do is use PHP to generate Javascript code when must then be
run on the browser as any javascript would be.

And you won't be able to send them to the download page in addition to
running the javascript. You can either send them the javascript code or
you can send them to the download page - not both.
>>At the mo, i have two links that link straight to one of two .exe
files. However, to make analysis easier, i want to have those links go
to a php page, which will run the javascript in the browser, thereby
getting google to log the download of the file, and then 'redirect'
the browser to download the correct file, so it appears seemlessly.
Can anyone help ?
Maybe you can generate some additional JS code to do the redirect, but
it still won't be transparent.

Or you can implement your own logging mechanism in PHP and completely
forget about getting Google to do it for you.
>>Olly
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www.g2support.com/backups
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Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================


Surely you can use php to render a page containg the javascript code,
and then include a javascript redirect to the .exe download required
by the specified variable ?

(Top posting fixed)

You could do that. But the only PHP you would need for that would be to
insert a file name into the javascript, and perhaps insert the name of
the download page in the javascript redirect.

One or two echo statements - nothing more.

P.S. Please don't top post. Thanks.

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JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
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Feb 25 '07 #4

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