Detection problem if images are off


(Shooreek) #1

Hello!
I install Piwik 0.5 with the following software:

WinXP/SP3
Apache/2.2.14
MySQL/5.0.88
PHP/5.3.1 (I use MySQLi adapter)

I discovered one problem. Visitors with JS enabled and images enabled detected properly. But visitors with JS enabled and images disabled are NOT detected at all!!

I see in Apache access log how browser gets Piwik JS from server

x.x.x.x - - [09/Dec/2009:14:59:28 +0300] “GET /piwik/piwik.js HTTP/1.1” 200 8365

,but nothing happens. So if images are disabled in browser (even JS is on) - visitor is invisible for Piwik.

Tested under IE 8 and Opera 10.

There are no errors in Apache or MySQL log. There are no JS errors in Opera error console.

I think that is OS problem, something (silently?) gone wrong when it under Win32.

I can provide any other information or do some test, if needed.


(vipsoft) #2

I’ve created a ticket for this … we’ll have to see if any response handlers are called when images are blocked.

http://dev.piwik.org/trac/ticket/1063


(Shooreek) #3

[quote=vipsoft @ Dec 9 2009, 06:34 PM]I’ve created a ticket for this … we’ll have to see if any response handlers are called when images are blocked.

dev.piwik.org/trac/ticket/1063[/quote]

The answer was

Wont fix, if images or JS are disabled, it is normal that Piwik doesn’t make the request… Note that nobody would disable images anyway.

Well… It’s not a bug… Visitors with JS on and images off are not detected - it is normal. I think that there are many people with this configuration. For example, If you want to save traffic or you do not want to see banners - you can disable images. In some browsers it can be done in one click.

Nobody would disable images? How I hit this feature of Piwik, what do you think? Images was off - it’s normal for me. I’m interested in text only.

I think that it should be fixed some day.


(vipsoft) #4

We already plan to offer a server-side tracking API in Piwik 0.8, so there’s diminishing return to develop a client-side workaround to capture the fringe group of users who disable JavaScript, disable images, or employ extensions like Adblock(Plus) and NoScript.


(Shooreek) #5

And when we will see 0.8? Or where can I see plans of Piwik Team?


(Matthieu Aubry) #6

There is no set release dates… It depends on when developers (and new developers like you?) build these features. Check out: http://piwik.org/contribute[/url] and [url=http://dev.piwik.org/trac/wiki/Piwik-Vision-Roadmap]http://dev.piwik.org/trac/wiki/Piwik-Vision-Roadmap


(Shooreek) #7

Thank you for useful links. With my developer level I can help only in testing and reporting bugs, what I already do. So, good luck with development style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif