Originally Posted by nolachrymose
yes it can - well, JScript, at least. you use it with ADO to connect up to a remote DB, and can use SQL just as if it was being used via ASP, PHP or whatever else serverside.
you can also use ActiveX and JScript to manipulate MSN Messenger to achieve the same effect.
however, the best and most secure method is to go via serverside coding. naturally.