[thelist] getting page title with VBScript

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Wed Nov 7 15:08:43 CST 2007

I agree with Chris about the variable approach, if you are building it then control what you can.

An alternate approach is to turn the page into an XML or XML/XSLT object and use XPath to gather the data you wish to collect about the page. Obviously this is too much overhead for one tag, but might be worth it if you decide to expand your data harvesting from the page itself.

-----Original message-----
From: "Chris Anderson" Chris at activeide.com
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:48:36 -0800
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] getting page title with VBScript

> > Probably caused by my 
> > forgetfulness/ignorance re: HTTP, but 
> > there really isn't a simple way to grab the 
> > page title as you would the URL thus: 
> > Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_REFERER")
> > 
> > If not, mebbe I'll just assign the title as a 
> > variable to begin with,
> > and use it both in the title tag and in the 
> > permalinkageness.
> The page title is part of the response, so the page itself is in the best position to know it (rather than the Server or Request objects)
> Using a variable is the best approach 
> Chris

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