[thelist] ASP or DHTML - when to use?

Flavia Silveira-Tarzwell (FayeC) fayec at canada.com
Fri Sep 7 08:17:41 CDT 2001

Hi Joel,

But how do you choose to develop a site in ASP or just HTML? If there is
a project that could be  developed in DHTML as easy as in ASP, which one
would you choose?
I have a site that I could develop using DHTML or ASP and I wonder if
there's any benefits in going with ASP. I also need to explain to the
client why I chose to go with it....
So is there any guideline for that?

Thanks again,


Joel D Canfield wrote:
> On NT, if you use the asp filename extension, it parses the entire file,
> looking for server side code to play with. It's supposedly quite a
> performance hit. On Win2K, it checks for code delimiters first, and if it
> doesn't find any, sends the page without further parsing. According to
> Microsoft, a negligible performance hit. I have no empirical data to support
> either supposition, just MS's word for it. No idea if the same concept holds
> true for php, but while I've seen sites that mix asp and html extensions,
> php sites always appear to be php only (but if anyone wants to educate me it
> would be appreciated.)
> joel at spinhead.com
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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Flavia
> Silveira-Tarzwell (FayeC)
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> Subject: [thelist] ASP or DHTML - when to use?
> Hi,
> I was wondering about how you guys define when a site needs to be
> developed in ASP/PHP or just to use plain DHTML.
> I have a friend that uses the asp extension even when the page doesn't
> have any asp code is it....
> What are the guidelines to make that choice?
> Thanks in advance,
> FayeC

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