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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: ASP support in Apache
Date Thu, 10 Jul 1997 11:24:17 GMT
Gary Wisniewski wrote:
> This isn't a trivial implementation, but if one or two people were
> to jump on the bandwagon, I can help a lot with this, or maybe
> take it on myself if it seems worthwhile.
> The only real difficulty is what ASP imples.  It takes Apache
> directly into the middle of the Microsoft Technologies Frey,
> where users will want to be able to get at IDispatch (object
> scripting), SQL Server, etc.  But, if the COM implementation in
> Apache is properly done, these features should be things which
> can be added by others.  In fact, if the COM implementation is
> right, there should be no reason why sites hosted with IIS,
> ASP,. and VBScript couldn't run under Apache unchanged.
> Microsoft probably wouldn't like this ... which is why it interests
> me. :-)

For the record, it interests me, too.



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