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What's in This Documentation

This documentation includes information about installing, configuring, and running Sun Chili!Soft ASP. It also introduces the basics of building Sun Chili!Soft ASP applications, and provides reference information about using scripting languages, connecting to databases, and developing and using components.

The documentation is structured so you can easily find the information you need. The following table describes the contents of each chapter, and the Sun Chili!Soft ASP users who will benefit most from reading them.

Chapter Name

Who Should Read It


Introduction: About This Documentation


Provides an overview of the Sun Chili!Soft ASP product documentation and other Sun Chili!Soft ASP resources.

Chapter 1: About Sun Chili!Soft ASP

Everyone should read "New in This Release." Users new to ASP technology or Sun Chili!Soft ASP should read the entire chapter.

Describes what is included with this release of Sun Chili!Soft ASP. It also provides an introduction to ASP technology, and describes the Sun Chili!Soft implementation of ASP.

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Sun Chili!Soft ASP

System administrators

Explains how to install Sun Chili!Soft ASP on your server, and describes changes the setup program makes to your Web server configuration files. It also provides instructions for performing basic server configuration tasks, and for enabling users to publish ASP applications to the Web server.

Chapter 3: Managing Sun Chili!Soft ASP

System administrators

Provides information about administering Sun Chili!Soft ASP, including information about changing ASP Server configuration settings, configuring security, optimizing server performance, and troubleshooting server problems.

Chapter 4: Building a Sun Chili!Soft ASP Application

Web developers new to ASP technology and Sun Chili!Soft ASP, and system administrators who want a basic introduction to ASP, should read the introductory information about creating a basic ASP application and connecting to a database. Experienced ASP developers might want to read the information about using objects and components. Everyone should read the section about publishing an ASP application.

Introduces the basics of developing ASP applications: creating an ASP page, adding scripts and server-side includes, and defining the application on the server. It also discusses extending ASP applications by using objects and components, and connecting to databases. This chapter concludes with information about publishing a Sun Chili!Soft ASP application.

Chapter 5: Developer's Reference

Web developers

Provides reference information about using built-in ASP components, additional off-the-shelf ASP components, and custom components. It also provides a scripting reference for VBScript and JScript, and reference information about using Active Data Objects (ADO), Chili!Beans, and SpicePack components.

Appendix A: Sun Chili!Soft ASP Error Messages

System administrators and Web developers

Explains error messages you might encounter when using Sun Chili!Soft ASP.

Appendix B: Troubleshooting

System administrators and Web developers

Provides troubleshooting tips for problems you might encounter when running Sun Chili!Soft ASP.

Appendix C: Glossary

System administrators and Web developers

Contains a glossary of terms you might encounter when administering Sun Chili!Soft ASP and developing ASP applications.

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