For the HTML author, ASP is an easy way to begin creating Web applications. To process user input on the Web server with Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications, you must learn a programming language such as Perl or C. With ASP, however, you can collect HTML form information and pass it to a database by using simple server-side scripts written in VBScript or Jscript that are embedded directly in your HTML documents. You can use server-side ASP scripts to store HTML form information in a database, personalize Web sites according to visitor preferences, or use different HTML features based on the browser.
· What is ASP? in this chapter
· Chapter 4: Building a Sun Chili!Soft ASP Application
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