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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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Appendix C Buzzwords

ACTIVE SERVER PAGES (ASP)

Active Server Pages are Microsoft’s version of Java Server Pages or vice versa, depending upon your perspective.

The widespread acceptance of Internet standards and business processes that use the Web has increased the number of deployment environments available to a business developer. One such environment is the Web server itself. Normally, a Web server simply sends static HTML documents and other file types to a Web browser. A business process requires much more dynamic content, as information is collected from business systems and presented to the end user.

The original technique used to extend a Web server is a Common Gateway Interface (CGI). A browser can request a CGI program instead of a ...

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