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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Understanding Web Communication

Web browsing is a process of communication between clients and servers on a network. The clients are the users running browser software, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. The servers are Web servers, such as Microsoft’s Web server product, Internet Information Server (IIS). The network can be the worldwide Internet or a even an isolated corporate intranet. To use Active Server Pages.NET, you need access to a machine that is running the IIS software and has the .NET Framework installed. If you are not already running IIS, it can be installed on most of the recent Microsoft operating systems, including Windows 2000 Professional. For the purposes of this chapter, your Web server can be the same machine that ...

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