Johny : Dad, What is the difference between HTML and ASP?
Dad: HTML displays static pages. But ASP can display ACTIVE PAGES.
Johny : I don't understand.
Dad : See the HTML code of EXAMPLE.HTM
Today is 31/10/2007
If you opened this page using Browser, the output of this page will be " Today is 31/10/2007". But if you opened the same page TOMORROW, then also you will see " Today is 31/10/2007" That means, the output is STATIC.
Now let us see the code of EXAMPLE.ASP
Today is <%Response.Write(Date())%>
Today the output of this code will show today's date. But TOMORROW if you open this same page, you will get tomorrow's date. So the output is NOT STATIC. It is ACTIVELY CHANGING ITS CONTENTS. The code which lies between "<% "and "%>" is normally VBSCRIPT. So ASP is basically HTML + VBSCRIPT.
Son: So, without learning HTML, it is not possible to to learn ASP?
Dad : You are right..
Johny : How to learn HTML?
Dad: Lot of best tutorials are there in the Internet. I like www.w3schools.com
Johny : How to create a table in HTML?
Dad : Go to thischapter.J
Johny : I want a complete list of code for an ASP project.
Dad : For you, I have written a very small ASP Project on PHONE BOOK.
Johny: In many websites, I have seen beautiful DROP DOWN MENUs. Is it difficult to create?