At the end of each chapter you’ll find a “Further Reading” section. These sections include links to articles that relate to the topics discussed within the chapter. These articles aren’t prerequisites to understanding the topics covered in the chapter; rather, they are auxiliary readings, either describing some of the chapter topics in finer detail or providing information on related topics. In either case, I think you’ll find these suggested readings worthwhile and beneficial.
For an incredibly thorough discussion on server-side includes, be sure to check out “The low-down on #includes,” available at http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/080199-1.shtml.
For a good summary of the new features added to IIS 5.0 and ASP 3.0, visit http://www.microsoft.com/mind/0499/iis5/iis5.htm.
Interested in learning more about HTML design? Check out this article: http://webreview.com/pub/98/10/30/bookends/index.html. Also, every developer should often visit Jakob Nielsen’s usability site, http://www.useit.com/.
Server-side includes form just one facet of server-side directives. To learn more about the other server-side directives (which, unfortunately, can’t be used through an ASP page), be sure to check out, “Using Server-Side Directives” at http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/082599-1.shtml.
For more information on using
Server.Transfer to alter flow control between
ASP pages, be sure to read http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/iisref/eadg4d9v.htm.
Need to brush up on the FileSystemObject? If so, check out the FileSystemObject FAQ at http://www.aspfaqs.com/webtech/faq/faqtoc.shtml#FileSystemObject.