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Nine Aspects of a Web Log Entry

Christian Treber, Senior IT Consultant and Internet Services Specialist

How deep does the rabbit hole really go? What can possibly be learned from a web log entry, what are our cognitive limits, and what are traps for the unweary?

Web log entry

A log entry in combined log format has nine aspects (common format lacks referer and agent - don't use it). The following sections examine each field in detail.