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Professional CGI Web Development with VBScript

The article How to Create a Simple VBScript CGI Web Page shows just how easily the web application developer can use VBScript as a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) programming language. The techniques is quite simple: one VBScript file (e.g. call_hello_world.vbs) ...

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CGI Drawbacks

CGI routines are by far the most used way for a webmaster to transfer data between his web pages and his web server. This is because CGI is one of the oldest methods, as well as being the “lowest common ...

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Redirection

There are times when it is necessary to delete or rename a web document. Generally, it is not a good idea to just delete pages from your site, as your pages are most likely listed in search engines. What this ...

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Denying Access

If you examine your logs, you will occasionally find that your site is being hammered by a visitor or two. These are usually spiders (automated robots which examine web sites for various reasons) although sometimes they can be malicious users ...

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Custom Error Pages

These are easy to create using the .htaccess file. Just include lines of the following format in your file. ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html This causes the file “missing.html” to be displayed whenever a 404 error occurs. You may include any of ...

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MIME Types

You can use .htaccess to define your own MIME types. What this means is you can associated file types with actions to be performed. How do you use this? Let’s stay you want .DOC files to be interpreted as .TXT ...

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Restricting Access To A Directory

The most common usages of .htaccess is to restrict access to all of the files within a directory. You do this by setting up a simple text file as shown below. AuthUserFile /usr3/home/tommy/Webmaster/htaccess/.htpasswd AuthName "Access" AuthType Basic <limit GET> require ...

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