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ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Chapter 1. Web Pages—Static to Dynamic

In this chapter, you will learn how to enhance basic HTML pages with the power and simplicity of ColdFusion. Here, we will use what we are learning to build a simple FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) web application. We will cover the following skills in the process:

  • Moving from HTML to dynamic web pages
  • Simple and structured variables
  • URL and CGI variable structures
  • Setting default variables for pages
  • Debugging and exception handling basics
  • How lists and arrays work in ColdFusion
  • How to cycle through collections with looping commands
  • Conditional processing

Turning HTML into a dynamic web page

Let's jump right in and take a look at the difference between common HTML pages and the power of a server-side language. We ...

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