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ASP stands for Active Server Side Scripting. For this tutorial you need to know HTML. If you are new to ASP and don’t know HTML then check out HTML tutorial on this website. ASP is by Microsoft.
ASP is a kind of a program that runs inside IIS (Internet Information System). IIS is available as a free component with Windows 2000. It is also a part of Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. This Option Pack is downloadable from Microsoft. Another functional version of IIS is PWS. PWS comes along with Windows 95/98.
Moreover IIS and PWS are compatible with different versions. IIS is compatible with Windows NT or any later versions. PWS is compatible with Windows 95 or later versions.
ASP can be run without Windows Operating system by using Chili ASP. Similarly, ASP can also be run without Windows by using Instant ASP.
ASP is a different from HTML in following ways:
• When an Internet browser requests the HTML file, the server simply returns the HTML file.
• But when an Internet browser requests an ASP file, this request is first passed by IIS to the ASP exchange. Then this ASP engine reads the file and executes the scripts (line by line) in the file. Then this ASP file is returned to the browser as a plain HTML file.
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