View Full Version : what is the client server

02-19-2003, 08:46 AM
I'm new to the ASP, is it necessary to learn what is client server first before learning ASP?

02-19-2003, 11:01 AM
If I understand your question right:

The client / server relationship is fundamental to the internet. The server is a machine that recieves and processes requests for files. The client is a machine that requests, and, if all goes well, recieves these files from the server.

Technically, that's not quite accurate; 'client' and 'server' are also terms for the software installed on the computers that enables them to do their respective jobs. But the definition is pretty similar whether you're referring to the software or the computer it's running on.

There are lots of different client/server setups, and the one that involves web servers at one end, and browsers at the other, is just one of them.

With traditional 'static' html files (and I mean just files with a .html or .htm extension, not any file containing HTML code), the situation was fairly simple. Browser requested a file, server sent it. The server didn't look at what it was sending out.

With ASP, the server recieves a request as normal, but knows (from the .asp extension) to have a look in the file. It also knows that if it finds any code in there within ASP script tags, then it needs to process that code before sending anything back.

Is that any use?

02-19-2003, 12:33 PM
thank you very much, that is exactly what i need...
but do you know where can i learn that? i mean is there free books or websites?
with many thanks....

02-19-2003, 05:41 PM
I'd start off at webmonkey - they explain very well how stuff like works, and will get you started making use of it.

02-19-2003, 06:58 PM
what is the webmonkey, if it is a website what is its link?

02-20-2003, 01:11 AM
Surprisingly enough:


You probably want these though:



Also, if you're new to ASP, I would recommend the book "Beginning ASP 3.0" by Wrox.com. It is fairly simple, but should give you a pretty good start.

Some great references once you're somewhat familiar with ASP: