[thelist] VBScript vs. JavaScript

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 17 09:47:31 CST 2000

> From: "Gillespie, Bryan" <Bryan.Gillespie at medic.com>
> Honestly, the way it was presented to me was from the standpoint of "you
> should use VBScript because we use VB in-house."  I can scrape by with VBS
> right now and look forward to learning more.

well, that's an advantage... it allows you to repurpose code and rely 
on existing talent (asking questions is much easier)... if you're 
going to be hosting on NT with IIS, VBScript is a good way to go 
when you've got VB and MS-product talent in-house... i've been 
able to lift VB code, modify it a bit so that's it proper VBScript, and 
stuff it into ASP pages, saving me much time...

> In essence, what you are saying is that the only way to completely
> disassociate yourself from JavaScript (shudder) is to make everything
> server-side.  And if that wasn't a big deal (ack!), then the two offer very
> similar functionality.

well, no... you can still use JS server-side in ASP, but in my case, 
i see no value in it given our VB experience over here... so i only 
use JS on the client... of course, if you did handle everything server-
side (as you should anyway, for those without JS capability), then 
client-side JS is only there for eye candy and occassionally 
preventing a trip to the server on form validation...

> I suppose it turns out it's a client-side/server-side discussion now.

not if you were talking about using JS or VBS *within* ASP pages...

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