View Full Version : Automatically Retrieve <title> of Referring Page

09-01-2006, 02:25 AM
Hi all,

Title of the thread says it all really - I'm not even sure whether to be looking for a JS or PHP solution (my instinct is JS). Anyone have any ideas?


09-01-2006, 02:34 AM
So I assume you already are able to see what the referring page is?
You just want to grab the title?

Or, are you thinking about opening a log file and reading in the referring
URLs ...

I'm not sure how you are seeing the referral URLs to begin with.

09-01-2006, 02:49 AM
Sorry, the referring URL is in the query string. I'm creating a bookmarking system where you have a button on your toolbar with this JS function:


If you know del.icio.us, it's basically that kind of deal.

EDIT: I've just realised I can probably encode the title at the same time as the URL. Doh! *potters off to try that out*
EDIT: It works, kind of...

These two functions work seperately to get the two bits of information I need:



However, I'm not sure how to combine them to get the query string I need, which would look something like ?url=[referring url]&title=[referring title]. It's the apostrophes seperating up the link and the encodeURI functions that are playing up. Having tried the obvious (JS in red for clarity)...


... I've come to the end of my javascript expertise :-D Anybody know how to toggle these two last bits together properly?

09-01-2006, 04:06 AM
You left out the + in href)+'&title