This section describes design overview of a simple ASP application, hyBook, a guest book application.
After I published by tutorial notes on my Web site, I wanted to provide a guestbook tool
to allow visitors to share their comments with other visitors and myself. So I started
to put together a simple guestbook application in ASP with MS Access database.
While doing this, I have collected many interesting notes that might be useful to you.
Let me first provide you some design highlights before going into any details.
- hyBook should allow visitors to view all existing comments collected in the guestbook.
- hyBook should allow visitors to enter new comments anonymously.
- hyBook should organize comments by topics.
- hyBook should allow Webmasters to manage topics and comments.
- Two tables will be used in hyBook: "Topic" stores topics, and "Comment" stores comments.
Both tables will be stored in a MS Access database file.
- A single ASP page will be used for visitors to enter new comment and view existing comments.
- Two ASP page will be used for Webmaster to manage topics and comments.
- All ASP pages should be as secure as possible.
- All ASP pages should be configurable to allow Webmaster to merge into existing Website layout
Last update: 2006.
Table of Contents
About This Book
ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction
IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0
MS Script Debugger
ASP Built-in Run-time Objects
Creating and Managing Cookies
Managing Sessions with and without Cookies
scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL
Managing Response Header Lines
Calculation Speed and Response Time
ADO (ActiveX Data Object) DLL
Working with MS Access Database
►Guest Book Application Example
Page Layout Template File
Guest book Main Script
The Utility Script Library File
Data Submission Issues
Webmaster Administration Page
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