[drupal-devel] ShortStat for Drupal

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Tue Jan 18 23:38:13 UTC 2005


* Chris Messina (chris.messina at gmail.com) wrote:
> I would love to see ShortStat
> (http://www.shauninman.com/mentary/past/shortstat_beta_3.php) by Shaun
> Inman ported to Drupal or for its implementation to *at least* serve
> as a UI model to follow. I simply love how elegant it is and how easy
> it is to see, at a glance, what's going on with your site:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/3518872/
> No flash: http://photos3.flickr.com/3518872_4622c752af_o.png
> Live: http://ryanberg.net/shortstat

This looks really cool, and would be something that would be a nice to
have. but presently I use tools provided by my hosting company to get
this information.
> Does watchdog have the right hooks to make this page possible? Could I
> write it up in PHP and then style it accordingly? Note that I'm more
> interested with the Tuftesque presentation of the information rather
> than the analysis done by the actual statistics module.

This would work off the watchdog table, except that is the watchdog
table doesn't hold the enough data to work out all this information.
This can be corrected by adding additional browser fields on the
watchdog table, and having them inserted with the stats.

but I do not know how much extra resources this would require.
Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au>

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