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Logging content sugestions



1. In the extended log format it would be useful to allow a directive to specify the 
identity of the site for which the log was produced.  This would facilitate the 
prepartion of analysis reports on aggregations of logs from different web sites.

2. Note that the requirement for the End-Date directive to be at the front of the 
file, preceeding all log entries, adds some complexity to the process of rolling a log 
file.  The end-date for the log is probably not known at the time the log file is 
created and the rest of the directives are written.

3. The definition of date and time don't specify anything about time zones.

4. It would be useful to allow logging of various forms of user or session id, 
including the ideas as defined in the working draft on session-id.  In general, there 
are the following kinds of "id" that may be available and logged:

visit-id
Persists only for a single session.  No other user information associated with the id.

user-id
Persists between sessions.  Allows recognition of when the same person returns to the 
site.  No other user information associated with the id.

described-user-id
Persists only for a single session.  Associates some demographic information with the 
user.  Does not allow for identification of any personal identification such as name 
or address.

identified-user-id
Persists between sessions.  Associates some demographic information with the user.  
Does not allow for identification of any personal identification such as name or 
address.

customer-id
Persists between sessions.  Allows the identification of the individual in external 
databases, such as a customer database.


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