[thelist] benefits of installing IE on a web server

Scott Dexter sgd at ti3.com
Tue Jan 30 16:08:32 CST 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cory Preus [mailto:cory_preus at cnt.com]

> I am using an ASP script to retrieve my company's stock price from our
> NASDAQ listing. In order to do this, it is necessary to have 
> a server side
> XML parser. Our webservers do not have the MSXML.dll 
> installed. According to
> MSDN, one must install IE5 or > (it installs MSXML.dll).

Presuming you're using NT/Win2k and IIS (cause you said "ASP"):

There's no harm in installing it, and the only real 'silly' part is actually
*using* the browser on the server to surf. Install it --especially with .NET
stuff coming, the webserver uses browser components even more.

(In fact, you'll be installing it anyways: NT service pack 6 requires at
least IE4)

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non: http://thinksafely.org/

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