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Another page needs to be loaded before checking page

I want to be able to check a website by looking for words on the page.  Of course this means that the page has to be loaded to be able to check for words on the page.  I have been able to create these types of minitors without a problem.  Trobule is now another page needs to be loaded before the page I want to check.

 

Example,

 

www.test.com/question1 needs to be loaded before www.test.com/question2 can be viewed.  Therefore meaning you can't go to www.test.com/question2 because you will recieve an error.  Is there a way that I can setup a monitor so I am able to monitor /question2?

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Hi Kevin,

 

Before I can answer this question, can you tell me if www.test.com/question1 redirects to www.test.com/question2 ?

 

ipMonitor can follow HTTP-based redirects and can authenticate using one of the following authentications methods:

 

-NTLM

-Basic

-Digest

 

Having that said, if /question1 eventually leads to /question2 using HTTP-based redirects and any of the above authentication methods, ipMonitor should be able to get to /question2 and verify for the presence of a specific string of text on that page.

 

Let me know.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com
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Hi Chris,


 


www.test.com/question1 is similar to an agreement page.  The user needs to check a radiobutton and hit a button to be then directed to www.test.com/question2. 


 


There is javascript checking to see if the radio button is checked before directing to the next page.  If the radio button isn’t checked the www.test.com/question1 reloads telling the user the radio button needs to be checked.


 


Also should know is that these pages are https pages.

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Hi Kevin,

 

There is no way for ipMonitor to interpret the javascript and respond accordingly.  I don't believe there is any automation available that can do this for you.

 

This is why page embedding solutions within the web analytics world are the preferred method.  They only track people, not automation (robots, crawlers, etc...)


You would need to change it somehow so that the aggreement can be provided via the URL.  For example, www.test.com/question1.asp?agree=yes, which would then redirect to /example2



Sincerely,

 

Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com
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