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What really is ASP?

Hi guys,

i'm a little bit confused about ASP...

am i correct in thinking that a JBScript that uses asp.dll objects is
an ASP?

what i mean is is an ASP a script written in ASP supported languages
such as vbscript, perlscript etc. but that uses ASP.dll ojbects?

also,
how is the data collected from an ASP accessed? for example if i have
an ASp that collects visitors' contact information, how would i access
that information in order to use it?

for javaScript and VBScripts, which do not make use of any server, how
are information collect by the website processed or collected by the
owner of the website in order to utilise the information?
if i develop an ASP will i need to develop the server as well, or am i
correct in thinking that the server is the IIS? (if so, how would i
access the IIS database? would i need to create a separate ASP to
retrieve collected information?)
is there a difference between perl and perlscript?
thanks a lot guy !!

Liza
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Liza wrote:
Hi guys,

i'm a little bit confused about ASP...

am i correct in thinking that a JBScript that uses asp.dll objects is
an ASP?

what i mean is is an ASP a script written in ASP supported languages
such as vbscript, perlscript etc. but that uses ASP.dll ojbects?

also,
how is the data collected from an ASP accessed? for example if i have
an ASp that collects visitors' contact information, how would i access
that information in order to use it?

for javaScript and VBScripts, which do not make use of any server, how
are information collect by the website processed or collected by the
owner of the website in order to utilise the information?
if i develop an ASP will i need to develop the server as well, or am i
correct in thinking that the server is the IIS? (if so, how would i
access the IIS database? would i need to create a separate ASP to
retrieve collected information?)
is there a difference between perl and perlscript?
thanks a lot guy !!

Liza

Jul 19 '05 #2
li*******@yahoo.co.uk (Liza) wrote:
what i mean is is an ASP a script written in ASP supported languages
such as vbscript, perlscript etc. but that uses ASP.dll ojbects?
ASP is a framework for server-side processing. It natively supports
VBScript and JavaScript, and allows for other languages. ActiveState
supplied software that allows ASP code to be written in PerlScript.
also,
how is the data collected from an ASP accessed? for example if i have
an ASp that collects visitors' contact information, how would i access
that information in order to use it?
Data sent to the server via a GET request is retrieves throught the
QueryString collection of the Request object, data sent via a POST is
retrieved though the Form collection of that object.
for javaScript and VBScripts, which do not make use of any server, how
are information collect by the website processed or collected by the
owner of the website in order to utilise the information?
Doesn't make sense to me. You can write scripts to be run on your
local machine (with Windows Scripting Host), but then there's no
website, and ASP isn't involved.
if i develop an ASP will i need to develop the server as well, or am i
correct in thinking that the server is the IIS? (if so, how would i
access the IIS database? would i need to create a separate ASP to
retrieve collected information?)
IIS is the server. IIS supports ASP by default. There's no such thing
as an IIS database. ASP scripts can access any database, as long as
there's an ODBC driver for it.
is there a difference between perl and perlscript?


Yes. Perl is a language, PerlScript is a scripting language derived
from it. See www.activestate.com, also www.perl.com and www.perl.org

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Sl********@bls.gov
Jul 19 '05 #3

"Liza" <li*******@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:a4**************************@posting.google.c om...
Hi guys,

i'm a little bit confused about ASP...
in a nutshell,

ASP pages let you write server side script as well as client side script

So when you request a page some script is able to ruin on the server before
it reaches you, this enables you to contact a database and other objects on
the server. once the page downloads onto your computer(being the client) you
can only run client side script.


am i correct in thinking that a JBScript that uses asp.dll objects is
an ASP?

what i mean is is an ASP a script written in ASP supported languages
such as vbscript, perlscript etc. but that uses ASP.dll ojbects?

also,
how is the data collected from an ASP accessed? for example if i have
an ASp that collects visitors' contact information, how would i access
that information in order to use it?

for javaScript and VBScripts, which do not make use of any server, how
are information collect by the website processed or collected by the
owner of the website in order to utilise the information?
if i develop an ASP will i need to develop the server as well, or am i
correct in thinking that the server is the IIS? (if so, how would i
access the IIS database? would i need to create a separate ASP to
retrieve collected information?)
is there a difference between perl and perlscript?
thanks a lot guy !!

Liza

Jul 19 '05 #4

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