X-Message-Number: 19814
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 04:04:11 -0700
Subject: Counting hits (was Re: CryoNet #19808 - #19813)
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From:  (Tim Freeman)

>Steve Bridge suggested that the "hits" shown on web sites might greatly 
>overstate the actual visits by counting each new internal link touched during 
>browsing as another hit. That is not the case on the CI web site. I tried it. 
>Doesn't matter how many pages I look at, the counter only shows one new 

Be sure to flush your browser's cache of saved pages and images before
repeating the experiment, otherwise (for some browser settings) your
browser might not be sending any network packets at all to the web
server as you're browsing. 

Tim Freeman       

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