I find it annoying to paste in the Google code for the tracker at the end of each page.
Is there a way to have Apache deliver the <script> with each *.htm and *.php file downloaded?
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If you use Google PageSpeed Module you could set in the .htaccess:
ModPagespeedEnableFilters insert_ga ModPagespeedAnalyticsID <Analytics ID>
This is certainly possible via Apache. You can use the add-handler to add an action for all .htm or .php file on a per server, per directory or even in .htaccess.
Action add-footer /path/to/footer.cgi AddHandler add-footer .htm
Where footer.cgi is a script which will add the footer to the file.
You can also do this within the php processing (although it would then only work for php files) using
php_value auto_append_file /path/to/footer.php
This will add the code in footer.php to your PHP code.
We solved this problem a year ago by writing a module. It looks like someone else did this as well: https://github.com/dragon3/mod_google_analytics.
This is especially useful if you are front-ending an application you can't modify or something in tomcat you don't want to tweak.
After looking at that module, it seems like they don't check for text/html.. which might mean the module could trash your binary content if you don't use AddOutputFilterByType .. text/html. Be warned!