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Joshua Beall
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      01-02-2004
Hi All,

I just noted the following page request in my logs:

/pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15%20onmousedown="return%20clk(1,this )"

The part that beings %20 is foreign to me. Everything before that is valid
and common in my logs, but I do not know what the javascript portion is
about. Can anyone enlighten me? I did a little google searching and I
think it might be some sort of outbound link checking? For this particular
request there was no http referer listed.

Thanks!

-Josh


 
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G. Doucet
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      01-02-2004
%20 is Hex 20 which converted to decimal is character 32 which is a space.
It is placed in a URL in the place of a space.
I'm quite sure I've also seen the %xx used for other characters at time too!

Also, I think from the text you included, you may be missing a quotemark or
something.
You may have something like
ID="15 onmousedown...
instead of
ID="15" onmousedown...

Guy



"Joshua Beall" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I just noted the following page request in my logs:
>
> /pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15%20onmousedown="return%20clk(1,this )"
>
> The part that beings %20 is foreign to me. Everything before that is

valid
> and common in my logs, but I do not know what the javascript portion is
> about. Can anyone enlighten me? I did a little google searching and I
> think it might be some sort of outbound link checking? For this

particular
> request there was no http referer listed.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Josh
>
>



 
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Fredo Vincentis
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      01-02-2004
"Joshua Beall" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I just noted the following page request in my logs:
>
> /pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15%20onmousedown="return%20clk(1,this )"
>
> The part that beings %20 is foreign to me. Everything before that is

valid
> and common in my logs, but I do not know what the javascript portion is
> about. Can anyone enlighten me? I did a little google searching and I
> think it might be some sort of outbound link checking? For this

particular
> request there was no http referer listed.


The %20 is only a different way of writing a SPACE. It is in fact an ASCI
hexadecimal code. The % is used in the URL to ascape the code.

So all it means is:

pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15 onmousedown="return clk(1,this)"

If you want to read a bit more on URL codes, have a look at this one:

http://www.december.com/html/spec/esccodes.html





 
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Richard
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      01-02-2004
Fredo Vincentis wrote:

> "Joshua Beall" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:OO3Jb.11274$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I just noted the following page request in my logs:
>>
>> /pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15%20onmousedown="return%20clk(1,this )"
>>
>> The part that beings %20 is foreign to me. Everything before that is

> valid
>> and common in my logs, but I do not know what the javascript portion is
>> about. Can anyone enlighten me? I did a little google searching and I
>> think it might be some sort of outbound link checking? For this

> particular
>> request there was no http referer listed.


> The %20 is only a different way of writing a SPACE. It is in fact an ASCI
> hexadecimal code. The % is used in the URL to ascape the code.


> So all it means is:


> pages/blog/focus.php?ID=15 onmousedown="return clk(1,this)"


> If you want to read a bit more on URL codes, have a look at this one:


> http://www.december.com/html/spec/esccodes.html


I think he understands that. What he wants to know is, what is the other
garbage about?
It don't take no rocket scientist to figure out that %20 means a space.

From what I've seen, it appears to be some sort of outbound tracking
routine.




 
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Joshua Beall
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      01-02-2004
"Richard" <anonymous@127.000> wrote in message
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> I think he understands that. What he wants to know is, what is the other
> garbage about?
> It don't take no rocket scientist to figure out that %20 means a space.


Yeah, I reread what I wrote, and it is not very clear, but I know what %20
means, and I am familiar with escape codes. I just want to know exactly
what the javascript portion is about. Sorry for the lack of clarity.

>
> From what I've seen, it appears to be some sort of outbound tracking
> routine.
>


I was guessing something like this, I was just hoping someone could explain
to me how it works. Anybody?


 
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Fredo Vincentis
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      01-03-2004
"Joshua Beall" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Richard" <anonymous@127.000> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I think he understands that. What he wants to know is, what is the other
> > garbage about?
> > It don't take no rocket scientist to figure out that %20 means a space.

>
> Yeah, I reread what I wrote, and it is not very clear, but I know what %20
> means, and I am familiar with escape codes. I just want to know exactly
> what the javascript portion is about. Sorry for the lack of clarity.
>
> >
> > From what I've seen, it appears to be some sort of outbound tracking
> > routine.
> >

>
> I was guessing something like this, I was just hoping someone could

explain
> to me how it works. Anybody?


Here is a nice article on the function used by Google:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/18425.htm


 
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