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Classic ASP Databases Discuss using ASP 3 to work with data in databases, including ASP Database Setup issues from the old P2P forum on this specific subtopic. See also the book forum Beginning ASP.NET Databases for questions specific to that book. NOT for ASP.NET 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0.
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Old July 18th, 2004, 04:31 AM
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Default Help - Getting my .ASP web app running on Unix

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I am new to VB .NET and ASP .NET but want to write a web app which will be interactive. Unfortunately, it has to be hosted on Unix which will only support HTML/Java/ASP/Perl. Can I develop using .ASP, then somehow take the HTML code and load it onto the web (unix).

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Hello,

If you take the HTML, the site is no longer dynamic. You would have to click every possible link to capture all of the HTML, and that would be a headache because you would have to name each HTML differently and re-reference them all.

You said it supports ASP, why not go back to ASP 3.0?

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Hi Brian,

Thanks for your advice. I will look at using ASP 3.0

I assume I can just purchase the compiler ASP 3.0 from the Internet somewhere.

Using ASP 3.0 should be a good learning curve to advance to ASP .NET as I am new to using .NET technology.

Thanks for all your help

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Hey,

You don't need to buy the compilers, you need IIS. You can use notepad if you desire, but you can also by interdev. .NET is really cool, you need to check it out. Remember ASP won't be around forever, as Microsoft says .NET is the way they want to go.

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Brian,

I prefer to be totally .NET, but I need the web app to run on Unix, therefore I assume .NET won't work for this case.

When you say use notepad, are you suggesting I just write straight HTML.

Please note that I am new to all this. I have VB .NET and have developed a web app running in my browser as a test and it works.

I look forward to any suggestions.

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Hey,

OK, right, Unix. Forgot from before. You can use notepad for everything. Remember that editors like Visual Interdev or Visual Studio .NET handle specific functionality that makes coding easier (like intellisense for one), but that doesn't mean you can't use another editor, like notepad. It just involves more work.

The ASP page can be edited, you won't have the coloring and intellisense from Interdev, but it will work. Post it to the web server, then open it in the browser by going to http://localhost/<folder>/<file>.asp, and it will bring up the file.

Even .NET, the framework comes with a vbc and csc compilers to compile VB.NET or C# code. You don't need to buy VS.NET, but you can if you want because it has a lot of features that it handles for you (such as compiling, adding references, intellisense).

Editor's are nice, but you don't have to. You don't have to compile ASP like you do with VB.NET, because there isn't any code-behind pages that are compiled to a component.

All scripts in ASP are included in <% %>.

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Brian,

Thanks for all your help and advice. You have certainly clarified a lot of areas for me.

Keep up the good work

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