This excellent how-to book will teach you how to configure your system for Active Server Pages in a snap. Take a Web development refresher, get up to speed on VBScript and other ASP scripting tools, use ActiveX Data Objects to connect Web pages to databases, and harness ASP to manage cookies, user sessions, and transactions.
About the Author
About the Author Sandra E. Eddy specializes in writing both how-to and reference books about the Internet, Windows, and Windows applications. Until she became a full-time freelance writer in 1993, Ms. Eddy was a documentation manager and technical writer for a major software company. From 1984 to 1993, she wrote and edited user and technical manuals for both PC- and mainframe-based computer programs. Ms. Eddy is the author of the following books from IDG Books Worldwide: HTML in Plain English, XML in Plain English, The GIF Animator's Guide, and Teach Yourself XML. Simon St. Laurent is a Web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, New York. His books include XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Building XML Applications, Cookies, and Sharing Bandwidth. He is a contributing editor to xml-hack and an occasional contributor to XML.com. Scott Kallmeyer is a Web developer, Internet instructor, yoga student, and ASP author living in Ellicott City, Maryland. He is also a contributing author to the ASPAlliance for the Wise ASP column, writing articles for those desperately seeking JScript advice.
Table of Contents
Welcome to Teach Yourself.
PART I: Getting Ready for ASP.
Chapter 1: ASP Building Blocks.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Windows NT and Internet Information Server for ASP.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Windows 98 and the Personal Web Server for ASP.
Chapter 4: Using Chili!Soft ASP.
PART II: Marking Up Web Pages.
Chapter 5: HTML, XML, and the Web.
Chapter 6: The Building Blocks of Markup Languages.
Chapter 7: Building the Underlying Structure of a Document.
Chapter 8: Creating a Basic Document.
Chapter 9: Adding Lists to Documents.
Chapter 10: Adding Tables to Documents.
Chapter 11: Framing Documents.
Chapter 12: Placing Forms in Documents.
Chapter 13: Styling Documents.
PART III: Adding Scripts to Documents.
Chapter 14: The Anatomy of an ASP Document: Scripts + Content = Pages.
Chapter 15: Introducing VBScript.
Chapter 17: Using Other Scripting Languages: PerlScript and More Possibilities.
Chapter 18: Supporting Various Browsers and Other Fine-Tuning.
PART IV: Using Objects and Databases.
Chapter 19: Using Built-In ASP Objects.
Chapter 20: Installing Additional ASP Objects.
Chapter 21: Using ActiveX Data Objects.
Chapter 22: Using Built-In ASP Components.
Chapter 23: Integrating Databases and Web Pages: Output.
Chapter 24: Integrating Databases and Web Pages: Input.
Chapter 25: Using Cookies, Sessions, and Passwords to Maintain State.
Chapter 26: Managing XML with ASP.
Chapter 27: Creating Client-Server Web Applications.
Appendix A: Personal Workbook Answers.
Appendix B: HTML Elements.
Appendix C: ASP Object Reference.
Appendix D: Language Codes.
Appendix E: Country Codes.
Appendix F: Software Webliography.