Re: Basic ? HTML ?

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 21:41:57 -0500


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From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Basic ? HTML ?
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 21:41:57 -0500

| This is going to sound Crazy to all you great programers but a am a
| juinior in high school and taking BASIC programing, and i am
wondering if
| i can write web pages in BASIC language ??  If not Can you think of
an
| reason to even Learn basic ??
| I think that windows and dos are MUCH SUpior !

You may be talking about SCRIPTING, or you may be talking about DOS
based CGI programming in BASIC... both are possible...  as many have
noted already to you, there is something called Visual Basic scripting
in web pages...  you can't make web pages based on basic without
knowning html, but you get the point...

on the other hand, many WEB servers running on windows support DOS CGI
programs ... and it is possible to "script" them with a basic
language...  I currently compile mine in Turbo C though, but QuickBasic
Compiler is an option...  Yes ... DOS does seem easier to use for some
of us who's been using it for a while...