OT: HTML queries (was Re: PDF datasheets)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 16:03:59 CST 2008
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Patrick Finnegan
<pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 25 December 2008, Richard wrote:
>> In article
>> <f4eb766f0812242215gddae341re6920fb1fe5d85d3 at mail.gmail.com>,
>> "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> writes:
>> > Seriously, though, not counting code-generated HTML (usually
>> > written in Perl, but there are a few exceptions to that), [...]
>> LOL. Maybe about 10 years ago it was that way.
> I'm pretty sure that Ethan was referring to HTML that he has written.
You are both correct... I started writing HTML in 1995 this way and
still do it that way mostly. To be fair, I'm not in the business of
writing it (I do it for fun), so commercial feasibility is not part of
>> There's this little thing called ASP/ASP.NET...
> It would seriously surprise me if Ethan has ever used that.
> In fact, I'm willing to bet that PHP is more popular than ASP.
Perhaps, but I've had my brushes with PHP and have some issues with
certain aspects of it.
> In any case, what sane person runs Windows on a web server, who has a
*ding*! When I was working at CompuServe (after they were bought by
AOL), we had a directive come down the pipe for all parties running
Microsoft web servers to provide the date they'd be shut down. There
was no room for debate - you had to pick one of like *four* acceptable
web platforms (including Apache), but MS was not allowed, period.
> I've used ASP. I really hate VBscript. I'd rather write CGI programs
> in C (which I've done before), which alone isn't much fun.
I've done CGI in C. It wasn't so bad, but I do recall that debugging
wasn't as easy as the Perl CGI scripts I've done.
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