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Chapter 42. Scripting Web Pages on the S... > Introducing Server-Based Scripting

Introducing Server-Based Scripting

Given the wide range of other technologies found on the Web, it’s no surprise that a variety of server-side programming approaches have arisen. Table 42-1 lists some of the most common, along with their proponents and typical programming languages.

Table 42-1. Web Server Programming Technologies
AcronymNameProponentTypical programming languagesWorks with visual editors
ASPActive Server PagesMicrosoftVBScript, JavaScriptYes
ASP. NETActive Server Pages .NETMicrosoftVisual Basic.NET, C#Yes
JSPJava Server PagesSunJavaYes
PHPPHP: Hypertext PreprocessorApache Software FoundationPHPYes
ISAPIInternet Server Application Programming InterfaceMicrosoftC++No
NSAPINetscape Server Application Programming InterfaceSunC, C++No
CGICommon Gateway InterfaceNational Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsC, C++, PerlNo



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