Thanks for taking the time to help me understand the difference. (Note that the sections were pasted in reverse order, oops… Noticed it after, I submitted the original post.)
We've v6.9 (build 1.925)
If I understand correctly… Having the same codes (200 and 304) in both the ValidHTTPCodes and ExtraSectionCodeFilter should result in the same data, where the only difference between the Hits in the extra section and the Page Views in the main section… is what is identified as robot traffic?
Leaves me to wonder if I need to know about the robot traffic, or not. I'm thinking I'll want a section with, and another without the 206 code.
The site is a podcast host (you may have guessed), with most traffic being from iTunes Music Service / Apple… various podcast aggregators and other traffic from embedded players (java/flash)
The producers of the podcasts want a way to determine the audience for the files. Based on your helpful response, this looks like:
Page Views = human audience…
Extra Section (with matching codes) = total audience…
Extra Section with 206 code (continue the download) = total bandwidth.
Does this sound correct? Anything else I might try?