|Executes another page, script
or other module and returns the content generated by it.
x = Server.Execute( url [, type [, cp ]] )
url - string containing the virtual path, relative path
or full URL to
the other resource/page
type - 0 (default) - the returned content is converted to
string, 1 - the returned content is returned as binary data.
cp - When the type is 0 this specifies the code page that
will be used when the content is converted to string. The default code
page is the current user's code page.
Usually this method is used with parameters pointing to another
page in the same site/application. However in ALP it is possible to
call this method with external URL - for example online WEB page or
even other namespace (such as mk: for a page from help file etc.).
Warning: using external URL is not guaranteed to work correctly on Windows 95.
<% s = Server.Execute("http://www.newobjects.com/advslot.asp?slot=" & Slot) %>
<%= s %>
<% Server.Execute("/pages/page.html") %>
Like in the #include directive, Server.MapPath the ExecuteEx method
accepts relative or virtual paths. A relative path is a path resolved
upon the location of the currently displayed page and virtual path is
path resolved upon the root of the site (the closest parent directory
containing an alp.site file). So:
is a relative path
is a virtual path
Usage of ../ is accepted but not recommended as it is often source of
human mistakes when moving the pages across the site.
The method can be used to obtain the content generated by another
page and process that content further. For example you can construct a
simple custom service page that returns some information you would
wont to parse.
Applies to: Server object