USER INTERFACES

Two user interfaces exists for access to the statistics report: a conventional interface suitable for any browser and a frames-based interface which requires JavaScript.

The conventional interface

The conventional interface appears as in version 1.9 if JavaScript is disabled in your browser or the option -g was specified at invocation of http-analyze. If JavaScript is enabled, the following separate windows are used for different parts of the report to allow for easy navigation:

The Main window
This window is used for most parts of the report such as the yearly, monthly, daily and weekly summaries, the Top N lists and the overviews. Hotlinks in the Top N most often point to the corresponding page, which is then displayed in the Viewer window if the link is followed, while hotlinks in the overviews point to the detailed lists, which show up in the List window.
The Navigation window
If JavaScript is enabled in your browser and a summary for a year or a month is loaded into the Main window, a small window containing a navigation panel will pop up. If JavaScript is disabled, the navigation links appear at the bottom of the monthly summary pages. In the latter case, use the Back button of your browser for navigation.
The List window
This window is used for the detailed lists of URLs, sites, browser types and referrer URLs. A separate window for those (often large) lists causes them to be loaded only once if you follow any link in the Main window while the List window is still open.
The Viewer window
This window is used for external pages which are loaded by following the hotlinks in the statistics report. This way, you can visit the pages referred to in the report without having to go forth and back between the report itself and the pages listed there.
The 3D window
This window is used for the 3D (VRML) model of the statistics. If you have JavaScript enabled, the window's size will be set to the smallest possible size so that the 3D model fits onto the screen or to the dimensions given in the 3DWinSize directive.

The frames-based interface

The frames-based interface requires a JavaScript-enabled browser. It contains the following frames and windows:

The Navigation frame
This frame contains navigation buttons and text. You can specify its width using the NavigFrame directive in the configuration file.
The Main frame
This frame is used for most parts of the report such as the yearly, monthly, daily and weekly summaries, the Top N lists and the overviews. Hotlinks in the Top N lists point most often to the corresponding page, which is displayed in the Viewer window if the link is followed, while hotlinks in the overviews point to the detailed lists, which show up in the List window.
The List window
This window is used for the detailed lists of URLs, sites, browser types and referrer URLs. A separate window for those (often large) lists causes them to be loaded only once if the links in the Main window are followed and the List window is still open.
The Viewer window
This (separate) window is used for external pages which are loaded by following the hotlinks in the statistics report. This way, you can visit the pages referred to in the report without having to go forth and back between the report and the pages listed there.
The 3D window
This window is used for the 3D (VRML) model of the statistics. Depending on the setting of the 3DWindow directive in the configuration file, this is either a separate window (external) or a new frame (internal) inside the Main frame (actually, two frames are created which replace the former Main frame when the 3D model is being displayed). In case of a separate (external) 3D window, you can specify it's dimensions using the 3DWinSize directive.

The 3D model

The 3D model requires a VRML 2.0 plug-in such as CosmoPlayer from Cosmo Software. Using this plug-in, which is available for Silicon Graphics, Windows and Macintosh platforms, you can "walk" or "fly" through the model and view the scene from all sides. If you look at the models, don't forget to touch the Buddha appearing in our 3D logo on top of the statistics report in the yearly summary page!

The 3D model contains two scenes (models): one shows the hits, files, cached files, sites and the amount of data sent by day and the other one shows the server's access load by weekday and hour. To view the second click on the scene switch on the right top of the model. To navigate through the 3D space, use the pre-defined Viewpoints (camera positions) and CosmoPlayer's Navigation panel. For customization use the CosmoPlayer pop-up menu.

The 3D representation of hits by weekday and hour in the second scene allow easy identification of the time your server has been most busy serving requests.