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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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16.2. ASP objects and their applications on the Web

16.2.1. The structure of ASP

Basically, ASP is an environment that allows you to write Web pages using a variety of scripting languages. In fact, you can use several scripting languages within a single ASP page to enhance the functionalities via scripting library scenarios. Since server scripts are read and processed on the server before being sent back to the browser, there is no client requirement for ASP. As a server page inside the server, an ASP page (or document) requires a new file extension .asp to distinguish it from the usual XHTML document.

By default, ASP uses VBScript and JScript as the processing languages. If you want to use another scripting language, you may need to install ...

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