[lug] . . . Active Server Pages

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Tue Sep 24 11:37:09 MDT 2002

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 10:59:38AM -0600, Paul Bille wrote:
> Do Active Server Pages run on LINUX systems?

There used to be an apache ASP module, but i don't know it's current
state. There's also the Apache::ASP module from CPAN. From the README:
    Apache::ASP provides an Active Server Pages port to the Apache Web
    Server with Perl scripting only, and enables developing of dynamic web
    applications with session management and embedded perl code. There are
    also many powerful extensions, including XML taglibs, XSLT rendering,
    and new events not originally part of the ASP API!

    This module works under the Apache Web Server with the mod_perl module
    enabled. See http://www.apache.org and http://perl.apache.org for
    further information.

    This is a portable solution, similar to ActiveState's PerlScript for
    NT/IIS ASP. Work has been done and will continue to make ports to and
    from this implementation as smooth as possible.

    For Apache::ASP downloading and installation, please read the INSTALL
    section. For installation troubleshooting check the FAQ and the SUPPORT

    For database access, ActiveX, scripting languages, and other
    miscellaneous issues please read the FAQ section.

    The Apache::ASP web site is at http://www.apache-asp.org/ which you can
    also find in the ./site directory of the source distribution.

As for CGI programs: in all fairness, these two don't compare. They
usually are small and simple (and hence good, according to *nix philosophy)
but quite some performance as well as software design problems when i comes
to larger setups or high traffic sites.
A better comparison would be PHP or some of the mod_perl/mod_python
based template engines (mason etc.). Also ZOPE's DTML would be something
very similar to ASPs.

 Ralf Mattes

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