[lug] . . . Active Server Pages

Jason Vallery Jason.Vallery at shlgroup.com
Tue Sep 24 11:05:36 MDT 2002

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Bille [mailto:Paul at ebille.cudenver.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 11:00 AM
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Cc: carl.wagner at level3.com
Subject: RE: [lug] . . . Active Server Pages

Do Active Server Pages run on LINUX systems?

I sent Carl a note espousing the virtues of cgi-bin.  HTML forms combined
with cgi-bin are platform independent run on LINUX systems, based on open
standards vs. ASP you rely on an MS standard . . . run only on Win systems .
. .  After I hit the "send" button it occurred to me.  Oops!  I wish I
hadn't done that.

I know and love cgi-bin but I'm not a resident expert on Active Server
Pages.  I can't say definitively that ASP is tied to the MS operating
system.  Maybe someone has ported ASP to LINUX.  Are there any ASP experts
out there that can say it has/has not?

I avoid ASP for the same reasons I avoid Excel/Word/MS macros, Visual Basic
etc .  Microsoft shares intellectual property ownership in any application
developed in MS exclusive environments, maybe not legally but effectively.

I'd like to know if ASP is worth looking at?

P.S.  Here are some sample HTML forms/CGI-BIN applications:
http://bille.cudenver.edu/apps - Network Applications

P.P.S.  Yes, I am looking for work.


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