About Active Server Pages

Active Sever Pages (ASPs) is a technology provided by Microsoft with its Web Server, the Internet Information Server (IIS). ASPs facilitate and simplify writing server side scripts. Active Server Pages correspond to CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts used by other Web servers to develop Internet applications.

However, unlike CGI scripts, there are no binaries involved in Active Server Pages (ASPs). Scripts are written in languages supported by ASP. Currently, you can write scripts in VBScript or JScript.

The advantage of using ASPs is their built-in ActiveX support. You can use any ActiveX component (a COM Object) or ActiveX Control in your ASPs. This greatly extends the capabilities of any scripting language. You can use DirectScript objects in Active Server Pages to quickly create powerful server side scripts.

Advantages of Using DirectScript Objects in ASPs


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