Acquiring Dynamic Page Names
For some sites, it is necessary to use embedded object requests to pass information to the web server so that details about what page was actually served may be acquired by Sensor and used for reporting and analysis.
This might be required if the page’s URL, as seen by the web server, is not indicative of the page content that is shown to the browser. This case often results from the use of personalization or dynamic content management systems in which the actual content served in a page is determined on the fly by the URL, the cookie, related data and application logic.
In general, the object request embedded in each such HTML page should look like the following:
After the value is collected, you can configure the data workbench server to use the contents of the query string variable (name=value pair, for example, v_pn=Application Form) appended to the zag.gif URI (for example, http://www.mysite.com/pageserved.asp?v_pn=Application%20Form), as an augmentation of the zag.gif URI. In addition to the baseline measurements acquired with every HTTP request, an extended measurement would be acquired with this request.
Value associated with the v_pn query string variable