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asp_discuss thread: ASP and; Netscape, FrontPage


Message #1 by "Richard Malcolm" <rmalcolm@c...> on Fri, 14 Mar 2003 05:07:12
I want to use an Access Database to hold the data for a website. From 
this I want to create ASPs to render HTML to visitor's browsers. I have 
some questions before I invest all the time necessary to learn how to do 
this. The visitors will not have the right to modify or manipulate the 
data in the database, they will only be shown specific entries in 
response to filling in a query.
1. Will Netscape support such pages?
2. Can I use FrontPage to develop the site?
3. Can I display the query response in a stylized form or will it only 
return a table?
While I realize that these are pretty simple questions, the anwers will 
save me a lot of time and work.
Message #2 by Andrew Mesplay <amesplay@g...> on Fri, 14 Mar 2003 00:03:09 -0900
I don't think that Netscape displays ASP without a plugin. FrontPage is a
Microsoft product and ASP is as well. I've done a lot of ASP with FP.
Shouldn't be a problem. As far as the possibilities of the output...They say
that its dynamic and the only thing that holds you back are the different
fonts and files the you have installed. The Sky is the limit. Good Luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Malcolm [mailto:rmalcolm@c...]
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 8:07 PM
To: asp_discuss
Subject: [asp_discuss] ASP and; Netscape, FrontPage


I want to use an Access Database to hold the data for a website. From
this I want to create ASPs to render HTML to visitor's browsers. I have
some questions before I invest all the time necessary to learn how to do
this. The visitors will not have the right to modify or manipulate the
data in the database, they will only be shown specific entries in
response to filling in a query.
1. Will Netscape support such pages?
2. Can I use FrontPage to develop the site?
3. Can I display the query response in a stylized form or will it only
return a table?
While I realize that these are pretty simple questions, the anwers will
save me a lot of time and work.

Message #3 by "Ian: Future Proof Web Dev" <lists@f...> on Fri, 14 Mar 2003 09:40:25 -0000
Hi,
I am open to coprrection here, but I believe that the ASP script is
interpreted on the server, and sent to the client, (browser), as html.
So..Netscape wouldn't need any plugin to show 'ASP'. The only issue with
Netscape is that it is extremely fussy about correct syntax. Which means
that if your html is produced dynamically by ASP, you need to make sure it
is properly formed html, or else Netscape ignores it.

cheers

ian

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Mesplay [mailto:amesplay@g...]
Sent: 14 March 2003 09:03
To: asp_discuss
Subject: [asp_discuss] RE: ASP and; Netscape, FrontPage


I don't think that Netscape displays ASP without a plugin. FrontPage is a
Microsoft product and ASP is as well. I've done a lot of ASP with FP.
Shouldn't be a problem. As far as the possibilities of the output...They say
that its dynamic and the only thing that holds you back are the different
fonts and files the you have installed. The Sky is the limit. Good Luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Malcolm [mailto:rmalcolm@c...]
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 8:07 PM
To: asp_discuss
Subject: [asp_discuss] ASP and; Netscape, FrontPage


I want to use an Access Database to hold the data for a website. From
this I want to create ASPs to render HTML to visitor's browsers. I have
some questions before I invest all the time necessary to learn how to do
this. The visitors will not have the right to modify or manipulate the
data in the database, they will only be shown specific entries in
response to filling in a query.
1. Will Netscape support such pages?
2. Can I use FrontPage to develop the site?
3. Can I display the query response in a stylized form or will it only
return a table?
While I realize that these are pretty simple questions, the anwers will
save me a lot of time and work.




Message #4 by "Schelling, Michael" <schellim@s...> on Fri, 14 Mar 2003 05:58:06 -0500
1. Will Netscape support such pages?

Yes, as someone has already mentioned the asp code is converted on at the
server which outputs all HTML to the browser.  

2. Can I use FrontPage to develop the site?

Althought I don't do it this way you can use FrontPage to develop the site.
You have to use their code insert feature, which I know they have but can't
tell you have to bring it up. 

3. Can I display the query response in a stylized form or will it only 
return a table?

You can display the response in any manner you see fit. It doesn't have to
be in a table. You can prefill form fields, use in Include files, do IF
statements, e tc... e tc...

While I realize that these are pretty simple questions, the anwers will 
save me a lot of time and work.

A good place to learn about ASP is http://www.w3schools.com In addition
there are many sites that have free code and/or code examples. Believe it or
not Google is also an outstanding resource. For example searches on the
following keywords will return all kinds of information.  

     ASP Tutorial
     ASP add record

Here are a few of the useful links that a google search on "ASP Frontpage"
returned. You might want to do the same search to see other links.  Also a
search on "asp frontpage insert code" could be very fruitful. 

http://www.frontpagehowto.com/
http://adefwebserver.com/frontpage/asp_works_fine_on_website.htm
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnfp2kta/ht
ml/FP2000ASP.asp
 
Regards,
    Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Malcolm [mailto:rmalcolm@c...]
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 12:07 AM
To: asp_discuss
Subject: [asp_discuss] ASP and; Netscape, FrontPage


I want to use an Access Database to hold the data for a website. From 
this I want to create ASPs to render HTML to visitor's browsers. I have 
some questions before I invest all the time necessary to learn how to do 
this. The visitors will not have the right to modify or manipulate the 
data in the database, they will only be shown specific entries in 
response to filling in a query.
1. Will Netscape support such pages?
2. Can I use FrontPage to develop the site?
3. Can I display the query response in a stylized form or will it only 
return a table?
While I realize that these are pretty simple questions, the anwers will 
save me a lot of time and work.

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