Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

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Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Panarchy » 21. March 2009 09:57

Hello

In your next release of XAMPP for Windows and XAMPP for DOS (I wish, actually I meant Linux) can you please include ASP?

Here is some more info on how this could be done;

http://www.apache-asp.org/

http://weblogs.asp.net/israelio/archive ... 24852.aspx

You can enable ASP on Apache using http://www.opensa.org.
Thing is with Apache a file can either be parsed for #Include statements or a file can be parsed as ASP code but not both. If anyone can prove me wrong I would love to hear about it because of the time invested in my ASP code I don't want to convert to PHP just so I can use apache.
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http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET_and_mod_mono

http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET

http://sourceforge.net/project/platform ... _id=175077

http://mschat.net/forum/index.php?topic=574.0

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mod-aspdotnet

I think I have now given all information needed in-order to include ASP in your next XAMPP/LAMPP releases.

Please do so!

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Izzy » 21. March 2009 10:17

If you want to use ASP simply use IIS which is present in most Windows versions so why even bother botching a perfectly good and secure Web Server like Apache with the some very insecure ASP code.

Personally anything to do with ASP code should be kept well away from a secure server like Apache.

BTW - The implementation of Apache::ASP is only available through PERL.

So in conclusion, keep ASP where they belong in a Windows IIS environment and leave XAMPP and Apache out of the equation.
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 21. March 2009 15:11

In your next release of XAMPP for Windows ... can you please include ASP?

That's already part of the XAMPP Perl Add-On. (Because mod_perl is a prerequist for Apache::ASP.)
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Panarchy » 21. March 2009 15:53

Izzy: The reason I would like to use XAMPP instead of IIS is because I would like a web-server than can be run from my Switch/Router (ASUS WL700gE). This would run on either the default firmware, or on OpenWRT.

My question relating to ASP implementation within XAMPP is to host the default web-pages created with IIS on a print-server (Win XP Pro or Server 2003).

I am pretty sure that they are in VB language. Does Apache::ASP support this? (they have a .asp extension)

Wledmann: You mentioned mod_perl, how about mod-aspdotnet?

Link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mod-aspdotnet

Please implement this into your next XAMPP/LAMPP release.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 21. March 2009 16:05

I am pretty sure that they are in VB language. Does Apache::ASP support this? (they have a .asp extension)

With Apache::ASP you can only use PerlScript in your .asp files. You can't use/mix additional languages, like VBScript ActivePHP, ActivePhython, in your .asp files, like you can do this on a IIS webserver.

how about mod-aspdotnet?

There is no plan to integrate ASP.NET in XAMPP. But you can install this yourself, if you need this.
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Panarchy » 21. March 2009 16:32

Why aren't there any plans to implement such?
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Nobbie » 21. March 2009 17:13

Because its Microsoft Stuff and not open source.

I am sure most people w'ont use Xampp anymore if ASP Crap is installed.
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 21. March 2009 17:45

Nobbie wrote:Because its Microsoft Stuff and not open source.

mod_aspdotnet is open source (Apache License) (And ASP we have already...)

Panarchy wrote:Why aren't there any plans to implement such?

Oh, we have (a lot of) other things to do ;-)

But you are free to make a add-on for XAMPP and provide it to the community. And it's easy to install, if you really need it.
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Nobbie » 21. March 2009 21:38

Wiedmann wrote:mod_aspdotnet is open source (Apache License) (And ASP we have already...)


Aber ASP.NET nicht:

Wiedmann wrote:There is no plan to integrate ASP.NET in XAMPP
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 21. March 2009 23:04

Aber ASP.NET nicht:

ASP.NET is mod_aspdotnet and that's open source. Well, mod_aspdotnet needs to work an installed .NET Framework, which is closed source. But that's not a problem, because we will only distribute mod_aspdotnet in this case and not the framework.

It's the same like with other PHP extenions / Apache modules we have. We include the extensions/modules, but not the libraries they need to work (because the license of those libraries denies distribution)

(Just an example: PHP also use and provide .NET framework functions, if it's installed. Or look at the Oracle extension.)

It's really we have other things to do. And there is another discussion between the devs: Should we include (some) 3rd party extensions, or remove them at all...
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Panarchy » 22. March 2009 03:19

^What about Mono?

Wiedmann wrote:
Nobbie wrote:Because its Microsoft Stuff and not open source.

mod_aspdotnet is open source (Apache License) (And ASP we have already...)

Panarchy wrote:Why aren't there any plans to implement such?

Oh, we have (a lot of) other things to do ;-)

But you are free to make a add-on for XAMPP and provide it to the community. And it's easy to install, if you really need it.


ASP we have already?

I just tried with MAMPP, and when I clicked page1.asp all I got was the source :(

Here are the files (the whole "printers" folder) that I wish to get to run on Apache/XAMPP: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jxomnjzgdmm

Please tell me if it is possible.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 22. March 2009 03:42

I just tried with MAMPP,

You are in the forum XAMPP for Windows, and not XAMPP for OS X.

Here are the files (the whole "printers" folder) that I wish to get to run on Apache/XAMPP

Wiedmann wrote:With Apache::ASP you can only use PerlScript in your .asp files.
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Panarchy » 24. March 2009 13:10

Thanks for your reply.

Is there a mod pack for Apache that includes support for VisualBasic?
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Re: Please add support for ASP! - Here's how

Postby Wiedmann » 24. March 2009 14:22

Is there a mod pack for Apache that includes support for VisualBasic?

IMHO not.
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