SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    37
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does ASP work with Netscape? or any browser other than IE?

  2. #2
    Destiny Manager Plebius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Posts
    682
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ASP is completely server side, so it doesn't matter what browser you use to view asp pages unless the asp pages have some javascript or something in them that is browser specific. So yes, you can view asp pages with netscape, IE, and any other web browser.

  3. #3
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Manhattan!
    Posts
    107
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ASP, php and all the other server side scripting languages all do the computing BEFORE sending any content to the browser. Thus, what the browser sees, is indistinguishable from a plain static HTML page.

    In other words, it does not matter if you are using IE, NS, Lynx or whatnot. It does not matter if you are running a linux box, a Mac or a MsWin based PC.

    This is exactely what makes server side scripting so great! You know what your server is and that is all that matters...

    Christian


    ------------------
    Axie automatically performs free, customizable searches for new
    websites and delivers the links to members by personalized email.
    http://www.axie.com/

  4. #4
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    37
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thats good news!

    Then, in what situations will I have a problem between Netscape and IE? I know alot of Microsoft's products might not be fully supported by Netscape... am I thinking of ActiveX? is there any other?

  5. #5
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Manhattan!
    Posts
    107
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, ActiveX requires a plugin to run under Netscape. vbScript is also native to IE but not to Netscape.

    However, you will encounter the biggest problems when you begin playing with DHTML... The two browsers do not agree on a whole lot there...

    Christian


    ------------------
    Axie automatically performs free, customizable searches for new
    websites and delivers the links to members by personalized email.
    http://www.axie.com/

  6. #6
    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Lancaster, Ca. USA
    Posts
    12,305
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The biggest advantages of ASP is its serverside capabilities and the ability to maintain session and application state over a period of time. If your going to be using ASP in your development then you might think about using vbScript for all of your server-side scripting, though ASP will work with javascript and PERLscript as well. You could then use Javascript as your client-side scripting language. This enables you to use your ASP code and technologies (i.e. Database access, session state, email, etc..) to create your Javascript dynamically. This not only creates a dynamic site for you user but will enable you to create a custom site for every user if you so desire. If you want more information on ASP go to www.aspin.com for a large list of resources available.

    ------------------
    Wayne Luke
    Internet Media Provider

  7. #7
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    37
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you! You guys have been a great help!




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •