> >> Each time a user connects to the site an Application instance > >> object is created and populated with everything added in the > > > >I was under the impression that this was what occurred with a member of > >the Session object's Items collection. The Application object AFAIK can > >be used to store values that need to be constant across all users of the > >application thus being a much more efficient means of handling values > >with application scope due to low memory usage. So it's better to define loads of app vars with values that are to be global instead of having a var page which is included on every page? <snip> A major problem with includes (with VBScript anyway) is namespace collisions</snip> I know all about this - luckily its not as bad to deal with as permission problems!!! <snip>This is one of the reasons that I attempt to take a much more OO approach to ASP programming. Using classes allows a lot more flexibility with naming, and allows me to create a much more structured application.</snip> I would love to do this - but can never see the need for it in my programs. Have you got any reference points on pseudo-OOP in VBScript? What was the last verdict - functions in the global.asa are alright (as long as you wtch out for namespace collisions)? Cheers M DISCLAIMER: The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful.