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Kees Pieters
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Hi,

I want to develop a programme that basically can do two things;

1: monitors regular browser interaction so that the programme knows which web-page is current at a certain moment
2: Allow the user to enter data from a browser and which uses the current web-page that was monitored.

Intuitively, I would think that I have to split up my application in an applet that implements a toolbar or so(for the second function), and a client that listens to port 80, or somehow implements an internet socket to monitor this information.

My question is if this is indeed the best way to tackle this problem and if there are some good proven solutions in JAVA to monitor browser interactions.

Thanks,

Kees
 
Vladas Razas
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By "monitoring browser interactions" do you mean monitoring from server side or from client? If web application is what you want then use Servlets/JSP (it's a proven solution). There are tutorials on Sun site.
 
Kees Pieters
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Hi Vladas,

By monitoring I mean logging the user's activity on a local web browser. I need to keep track of the web pages that the user is accessing or working with at a certain moment, without interfering with the interaction flow.

Kees
 
Nigel Browne
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Most Web servers have the inbuilt ability to track user activity via log files. The most common approach to tracking browser activity is to use cookies. Please explain why you are not seeking to solve your problem using one of these methods.
 
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