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Introduction ASP

ASP file can contain text, HTML tags and scripts. ASP script files can be executed on the server.

You should have basic knowledge

Before you continue, you need to have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Scripting languages, such as JavaScript or VBScript

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ASP is what?

  • ASP RepresentativeActive S erver P ages (Active Server Pages)
  • ASP is a Microsoft technology
  • ASP is running inIIS
  • IIS representativesInternet I nformation S ervices (Internet Information Services)
  • IIS is aWindows 2000-free assembly
  • IIS is also a part of theWindows NT 4.0 Option Pack
  • This optional package can bedownloaded from the Microsoft site
  • PWS is smaller - but has the full functionality of IIS
  • PWS can be found in yourWindows 95/98 CD

ASP compatibility

  • Running IIS, requires Windows NT version 4.0 or higher
  • Run PWS, requires Windows 95 or later
  • ChiliASP run ASP is a technology on a non-Windows operating system
  • InstantASP another run ASP technology on a non-Windows operating system

What ASP files are?

  • ASP file and the HTML file similar
  • ASP file can contain text, HTML, XML, and scripts
  • ASP script files can be executed on the server
  • File extension ASP files is ".asp"

ASP and HTML What's the difference?

  • When a browser requests an HTML file, the server returns the file
  • When a browser requests an ASP file, IIS will pass the request to the ASP engine. ASP engine reads the ASP file, line by line, and executes the file in script. Finally, ASP file will be returned as plain HTML to the browser.

ASP can do for you?

  • Dynamically edit, change or add any content page
  • Queries or data submitted from HTML forms by the user to respond
  • Accessing data or database, to the browser return results
  • For different users to customize pages, increase the availability of these pages
  • Using ASP CGI and Perl alternative has the advantage of simplicity and speed
  • Provide security guarantees - • Because the ASP code can not be viewed from the browser
  • Excellent ASP programming can minimize network traffic

NoteNOTE: Because ASP script running on the server, the browser can be displayed without support script ASP file!