View Full Version : What is this. Weird path in statcounter
05-28-2010, 05:49 PM
No Idea what forum to put this in.
I keep seeing this in statcounter as a link that the user went to.
no, I don't know a michele hug. the part after "Desktop" is my header on my home page.
any help solving this mystery would be apreciated.
05-28-2010, 07:29 PM
Hm, it seems someone is using your image and have placed it into an HTML document locally and possible clicked on it?
Hmmmm, wige or deepsand or danlefree may know...someone will figure it out sooner than later...
05-28-2010, 08:32 PM
It seems that someone (a Windows user most likely named Michele) saved a copy of the HTML for one of your pages to his or her desktop and then followed a link to another page on your site from that archived copy - nothing to worry about.
05-28-2010, 08:44 PM
... and may as well include the reasoning on those statements...
Windows user - The "/C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/<username>/Desktop" path suggests Windows (Linux and Macintosh would likely indicate "/home/<username>/Desktop" or similar)
Michele - From the username
saved copy - The file path on the user's local machine is being sent in the HTTP headers for a GET request on your site in accordance with RFC 2616 14.36 (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.36)
another page - statcounter (http://www.statcounter.com/) works by adding an embedded image or script to existing HTML documents, so I know the resource which "Michele" requested was an HTML document, though it is also possible that the statcounter script was triggered simply by opening the local copy of the document
Note to admins: Could we lift that 10 minute message-edit window?
06-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the reply. weird thing is how often this person has done it. A couple times a day or every other day for the past week and a half.