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Re: Re: HTML To ASP Converter

by patgas (Friar)
on May 01, 2001 at 00:54 UTC ( #76744=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: HTML To ASP Converter
in thread HTML To ASP Converter

Well, I intended it for converting little bits of HTML that get stuck within an actual application. All the benchmarks I've seen show that having an all-ASP page using those long, ugly, concatenated Response.Writes are much faster than mixed HTML/ASP or one Response.Write for each line.

You're right about straight HTML being faster, though. Like I said, it's meant for bits and pieces (like a <head>) to put into an application. I've been using it mostly to convert tables for a calendar-type app that I hand-coded... I guess this script's purpose needs a little better explanation.

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Re: Re: Re: HTML To ASP Converter
by $code or die (Deacon) on May 01, 2001 at 01:35 UTC
    That's strange that it should benchmark that way. I've noticed that VBScript doesn't have anything like Perl's here-doc capability (unless I am missing something), it would be much nicer to be able to do this (I'll give you a PerlScript ASP example):
    $Response->Write(<<SNIPPET); <HTML> <Head> <Title>$title</Title> </Head> <Body> SNIPPET
    This way, the HTML is left alone still. But that's PerlScript for you! - No hard feelings?
    $code or die
    $ perldoc perldoc

      There is no here document but it's not that much of hassle to put script tags and use the = as a shortcut for Response.Write, i.e.

      ' ... ' asp code %> <html> <head> <title><%=title%></title> </head> <body> <% ' more ASP code ' ...

      Admittedly it's a few more characters than perl but not too painful. You can just have plain HTML text in your ASP document outside the script tags.

      None at all. I'd love to move to using Perl for everything, but I've been using VBScript for so long now, that it comes easier to me. Besides, I'm not a "developer" per se, I just write stuff to make my life easier (like this script). I've only been hacking away at Perl for about a month now, and this is the first really non-experimental, usable script I've made, and I was kinda proud of it.

      -- More than perfect! Let us engage the Concord!

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