[drupal-devel] ShortStat for Drupal

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Wed Jan 19 02:54:41 UTC 2005


* Morbus Iff (morbus at disobey.com) wrote:
> >Implementing stuff like browser detection can be annoying, as you need 
> >to keep its database up to date to the latest browser releases. The best 
> >solution would be to find a good reference set that is easy to import 
> >and kept up-to-date. Though I agree with Moshe that Drupal's stats 
> >module should mainly be for Drupal-related stats. Webalizer tells me the 
> I'll +1 to this. The current stats are great for a quickie eyeball of 
> today's stats, but if I really want something "professional", I'll just 
> depend on my weekly analog stuff, which never gets deleted.

I think that the one thing that core should do is for watchdog to
capture additional information such as the browser identifcation string,
and just store it in the watchdog file.

Then some bright spark can write a contribution module that formats the
stats to get this information.

As for browser detection, drupal should not do this at all. If they
theme is that complex, then you can do browser detection in your theme
to get around the problems.
Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au>

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