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    Question After Visitors Leave a Site - Where do they Go Technology?


    Will Hosting/ Programming technology ever evolve to the point where SERVER-SIDE Trackers could tell Webmasters Where their Visitors went AFTER they left a site - excluding any links on that site and not including redirects?

    Even, whether they clicked the BACK button after entering the site from another Link?

    Perhaps the Servers in another decade will - - - it would really add another dimension if Server technology ever grew to that point!

    Does anyone know of any work being done in this area - imagine if it is thought of - someone is working on it.

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    sooo... you mean spyware?
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    That is already possible with the help of spyware. Cookies can also do tracking to a certain extent but are very limited.
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    I wouldn't think it is a welcome development, give some thoughts to the privacy of the surfers.

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    Perhaps the Servers in another decade will
    As can be derived from what's been said above, it's not something that will come exactly out of servers' development, but more out of some type of browser evolution... or rather involution.
    Last edited by ldcdc; 06-26-2005 at 11:59 AM.

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    Sounds like spyware to me.
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    not only would it be spyware, but also, it would be very complex, you would have to get the browser to send a reqest to the server it was at before the current request, does that make sense?
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    This is something that has to be done on the browser side, and there's already software available to do it: spyware.
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    It is an infringement to privacy, really. I would never step onto your site if you had those trackers...
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