What Is ASP (Active Server Pages)

This section describes what is ASP (Active Server Pages). ASP are Web pages that contains scripting statements executed by the Web server.

What Is ASP (Active Server Pages)? ASP are Web pages that contains scripting statements executed by the Web server. The output of the scripting statements will be merged with the static parts of the page, and delivered to the browser as the response to the HTTP request initiated by the Web browser.

ASP is a technology, not a language. You can write the scripting statements in any language as long as the Web server can recognize them and execute them. The Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 supports two scripting languages: Visual Basic Script (VBScript) and Java Script (JScript).

Non-ASP pages can also include scripting statements to be executed by the Web client, browser, not by the server.

An ASP enabled Web server can not only execute the embedded scripting statements, but it can also provides additional build-in objects and ability to access external objects. So there are 4 major areas the ASP technology can bring to your Web pages. We will discuss each of them in details in the following notes:

Last update: 2002.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction

What Is ASP (Active Server Pages)

 Static, Client Scripting and Server Scripting Pages

 IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0

 MS Script Debugger

 VBScript Language

 ASP Built-in Run-time Objects

 ASP Session

 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

 References

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