Features & Guidance
Web Author Glossary
ASP (Active Server Pages): ASP is a specification for a dynamically created Web page having an .asp extension. ASP technology provides an open, compile-free application environment in which Web developers can combine HTML, scripts, and reusable Active Server components. Active Server Pages page uses VBScript or JScript code to access the ASP object model, which exposes functionality that is often used in Web application environments. When a browser requests an ASP page, the Web server passes execution to the ASP Server, which processes the scripts, generates an HTML page, and sends it back to the browser.
Root directory: A root directory is the point of entry into the directory tree in a disk-based hierarchical directory structure. Branching from the root are various directories and subdirectories, each of which can contain one or more files and subdirectories.
Server Side Includes: Server Side Includes or SSI allow the use of shared common code such as headers, footers, and left navigation created in one file and shared through the use of "includes" throughout the site. The advantage is that only one file needs to be updated when a global change is made. Our web servers do not allow "Parent Paths" anymore because Microsoft has determined that enabling this feature may constitute a security risk because an include path can access critical or confidential files outside the root directory of the application.
If your application contains a Web page that contains the #include server-side include directive and uses ".." notation to refer to a parent directory, your page will not load and an error message will be displayed. When you try to view an Active Server Pages (ASP) page that is running on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, you may receive one of the following error messages in your browser:
If linking to Server Side Includes within the same directory or folder use this include file statement shown in example 1. If linking to Server Side Includes outside the same directory or folder use this include file statement shown in example 2 which should point to the path where the file is located, which is from the Root down. More...
Paths: In a computer operating system, a path is the route through a file system to a particular file. A path name (or pathname in Windows) is the specification of that path, including the name of the file. An absolute path name (or fully qualified path name) specifies the complete path name. A relative path name specifies a path relative to the directory to which the operating system is currently set.
Absolute and Relative Paths: When you're creating links to documents and images on the Web, you need to think about how you're going to link to them. There are two standard ways to create links: absolute paths and relative paths.
Steering Scripts: Many Brookhaven web pages are now using special steering scripts that determine which web page, local navigation bar or even individual links will be available to the user by way of their computers IP address. These scripts work automatically and if configured and used correctly will provide a seamless web interface to the hosts website. More...
Last Modified: April 6, 2009