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#1 Arlo

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:52 PM

Hi all.

I have a website where most of my webpages automatically redirect the viewer to a PHP file on my site, and that PHP file needs to know which page redirected them there. But the problem is, $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] and $_SERVER['REDIRECT_URL'] are only set when the user clicks a link to go to a different page, not when they're redirected. But surely there must be some way for pages to know which webpage redirected them there, no? Does anyone know how to do this?

#2 ksteuber

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:23 AM

you could change the redirect code to something like this:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3;url=http://website.com/phppage.php?referrer=thisindividualpage.html">

and then add this to the php page
$referrer=$_GET[referrer]; //$referrer="thisindividualpage.html"





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