Hello All, I'm making a quick application that tracks outgoing links to referral sites. I need to track the user and the url they went to so the easiest way would be to take the entire url as a parameter and log that into the database. I was wondering if I could do something like this with routing: http://www.example.com/user/jump/http://www.myvend...? id=23ijo23jnjknbdc&uid=32lknklfelkj32 user => controller jump => action http://www.myvendor.com/referral.php? id=23ijo23jnjknbdc&uid=32lknklfelkj32 => string/parameter I don't know it's possible to do this because the url itself contains '/'. Any ideas?
on 2005-12-14 21:58
on 2005-12-14 22:45
Jim J. wrote: > Hello All, > > I'm making a quick application that tracks outgoing links to referral > sites. I need to track the user and the url they went to so the > easiest way would be to take the entire url as a parameter and log > that into the database. I was wondering if I could do something like > this with routing: > > http://www.example.com/user/jump/http://www.myvend...? > id=23ijo23jnjknbdc&uid=32lknklfelkj32 > > user => controller > jump => action > http://www.myvendor.com/referral.php? > id=23ijo23jnjknbdc&uid=32lknklfelkj32 => string/parameter > > I don't know it's possible to do this because the url itself contains > '/'. Any ideas? You should be able to use the 'generic URL' form of routing: map.connect 'user/jump/*path', # ... This way, params[:path] will have the path information. You will almost certainly want to URI.encode(url_string) when generating the links and it might not be a bad idea to Base64-encode it as well, just to avoid any problems: require 'base64' url = Base64.decode64(Base64.encode64(url)) E
on 2005-12-15 04:55
Thanks a lot Eero! ---------------------------------------- Jim J. "A trustworthy individual." www.DontTrustThisGuy.com (480) 235-5201
on 2006-01-09 09:30
Hey guys, I want to create a program that automatically edits alll links on a template to pass through a redirect action so that I can track a users click through in a centralized affiliate program. The problem I'm running into is that I basically am appending the entire url to the end of the redirect url so I want rails routing to ignore the path and leave it intact. So I tried out the following routing scenario: map.connect 'jump/:id/*path', :controller => 'jump', :action => 'send_to' To handle redirects such as: http://localhost:3000/jump/JIM/http://click.linksy... click?id=a7YZwGZeWSw&offerid=95247.10000349&type=4&subid=0&u1=JIM But what ends up happening is I get path returned as an array that was separated by '/' and each of the items in the query string are broken into individual params. Any one have any idea how to avoid this? Or is there a better way? - Jim