an interesting challenge
tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jan 13 20:53:35 CST 2010
A challenge within a challenge.
On 14/01/10 1:41 PM, "Derek" <runrev at gmx.com> wrote:
> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>>> It's easy for PHP code in the landing download page to get the
>>>> that "Bob sent them" with a $GET. But how on earth will the Revolution
>>>> standalone know about Bob?
>>> One thought: PHP gets the info and sends it to the download server via a
>>> POST action to a CGI on the download server. The download server's CGI
>>> parses the parameters and writes the info to a file or database. When
>>> the standalone launches on a user's machine, it does a "get URL" of the
>>> CGI on the download server, which looks up the data and returns it.
>> I left out something. You need some kind of identifying info so that you
>> know who to look up. So unless you require a registration, where they
>> enter their name on both the server and into your standalone, this
>> method won't work. :(
>> That was my last resort -- option #9!
>> Do you really need to tie each copy to a specific user? Maybe just
>> knowing that Bob referred 10 people and another server referred 40 is
>> In this project, I do need to match incoming users to referrers.
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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