The base concept is identical to Log4j. The same log levels and almost all methods are identical.
One special feature of Log4js is the ability to log the events of the browser remote on the server. Using Ajax it is possible to send the logging events in several formats (XML, JSON, plain ASCII etc.) to the server to be evaluated there.
Following appenders are implemented currently:
- Sends the logs via XmlHttpRequest (Ajax) to the server to be processed there.
- Logs within the HTML page or in a separate window.
- Writes to a local file (Internet Explorer and Mozilla supported).
- Adds the log events to Metatags in the DOM of document.
- Using Internet Explorer it is possible to log to Windows System Events.
The Layout classes are for different formattings of the events:
- Simple textual output of the events.
- Formats the event as HTML <div>-element.
- Converts the events to JSON-objects which are readable in many other programming languages like Perl, PHP and Java.
- XML formatted output.