I have a site which has both Tealium and "hard coded" SiteCatalyst. Can I use Tealium extensions to "enhance" the data collection of the server-side implementation? I'm wondering how to handle all the timing if this is possble. It is a workaround and temporary solution; I know it's not ideal/best practice.
Thanks for any ideas.
A quick response would be 'probably not'.
SiteCatalyst is typically loaded synchronously in the <head> or at least top of body. Even if that is not the case, your developer would have to load SiteCatatyst in a way that waits untill Tealium is complete *before* loading the SiteCatalyst library.
These timing considerations would be taken care of if in the future you choose to load sitecat from within TIQ :)
Thanks for the reply and walkthrough. I was thinking "why" and "why not?" all at the same time. Our devs stay backed up so thought a workaround might be possible even though all the "don't try this" alarms were sounding in my mind. I didn't even think of the 'race' condition, could only think of timing issues elsewhere.
We'll have to try another approach.... thanks again!