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Oct 11, 2001, 11:40 AM

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compatibility Can't Post

If i have an IIS server and want to install perl, will it screw around with the asp interpreter?


Oct 13, 2001, 2:35 AM

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Re: compatibility [In reply to] Can't Post

It shouldn't. IIS works alot like the Windows Explorer and how it deals with file assocations based on the file extensions.

When you install ActiveState's Perl, you will be prompted if you want it to automatically create a IIS association for .pl files which will then be pointed to PERL.EXE in whatever directory you installed it to. Since Active Server Pages pages typically end in .asp, the association that is created for .pl files will have no effect on ASP processing.

In other words: The file (or dll, I believe) that IIS defines by default to handle ASP requests does not get overwritten, so there is no change in the way .asp files are handled and processed.

Sean Shrum


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