December 12th, 2000, 04:29 AM
Anybody know a good asp forum?
Here's my real question:
I'm supposed to make a website which has to generate a document, let the user (clientside) make a few adjustments, and save the document on the server.
1:How do I transfer the document to the user? (How do sites like download.com, tucows.com make their automatic downloads? ie. if your download doesn't start automatically, click here)
2:How do I get the document from the user on the server?
Or please give me a few pointers where to look for answers.
Yes, I'm familiar with the searchfunction on this page...
Thanks a lot!
December 13th, 2000, 11:20 PM
asp101.com is a pretty decent place. i dunno if you need to use asp to do what you are asking though.
December 14th, 2000, 05:16 PM
December 18th, 2000, 12:31 PM
To get a file to automatically start to download once apage is loaded, try using a line like this:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="4;URL="http://www.yourdomain.com/filename.exe">
its not ASP, but it should accomplish the auto download for you.
[This message has been edited by BrainLeech (edited December 18, 2000).]
December 20th, 2000, 10:35 AM
I don't know if i can give all the answers or answer them at all i know of a good ASP site www.asp-zone.com it can give alot of information on what you need to do.
I know that ASP should work under microsoft IIS so you must have this server somewhere if you want dbase connectivity. What you need to do is to program the ASP page using a scripting language any would do try VB or get the UltraDev package 4rom Macromedia.com.
If you want simple changes without any dbase connectivity just use CGI but need to ask whoever hosts your site wether they support it most do. If u're new to this stuff as i am go to www.wdvl.com.