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Re: ASP support
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: ASP support
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 14:25:19 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoting Monah Baki (mbaki_(_at_)_infoa_(_dot_)_com):
> I need to migrate from IIS 4.0 to apach or zeuse, however the customer
> says that I need to have ASP support. I was wandering if I can use Sun
> one active server pages from chilisoft
> http://wwws.sun.com/software/chilisoft, or if anyone has any other
> ideas to support ASP.
Generally customers will describe what they want in terms of
what they know.
If my brakes squeal, I'll tell that to the mechanic. If I acted
like most of our customers do, I'd tell him I need the squeal
to go away.
One answer to that might be a good greasing of the brake pads.
It *would* make the squeal stop. That would likely be the wrong
You, as a professional, get to dig in a little and learn the functionality
that the customer wants. You can weasel a bit and lower-case the ASP
and start to ask about it as pages using "active server" programming.
I've got a site where .asp kicks off the PHP stuff because the customer
believed that ".asp" was better and wanted it just for those letters.
- What does the customer want to achieve?
They say "ASF" but they might just mean "pages that can use
a SQL server to get information."
They pay you so they don't have to know all this stuff.
- Can you provide that with non-proprietary methods?
If the customer wants to run a specific proprietary program,
then you might be just S.O.L. Set them up with a Windows box
and charge them twice as much ("well, we have to run Windows
on its own network and dedicate a box to it").
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