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From Josh Chamas <>
Subject Re: global.asa,, httpd.conf, or module
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2004 19:55:59 GMT
ter_perl wrote:
> Hello All.
> I am fairly new to both mod_perl and Apache::ASP.  After initially 
> getting mod_perl up and running, I configured Mason, Embperl, and 
> Apache::ASP.  After poking around in each for a while, I decided to 
> go with Apache::ASP and have started to convert my CGI, perl scripts.
> Everything has been going great but I'm a bit confused with which 
> files I should be storing stuff.  Here is what I'm doing now:
> httpd.conf: Call Apache::Registry
> : Call Apache::DBI and DBI to establish a persistent DB 
> connection.  Also call my own custom module, USA which basically 
> consists of a bunch of commonly used functions and environment 
> variables.
> global.asa : Empty!
> It seems that and global.asa have the same task.  Is it 
> necessary, desirable, to use both?  I'm a bit of a newbie here so 
> any suggestion will be helpful!

Yes, use for mod_perl specific configuration like preloading
of Apache::DBI and DBI and your own module, but use global.asa to
configure things like Script_OnStart routine which will be run prior
to the start of each ASP script, but with access to ASP objects.

Generally, the port from a CGI script is easy, just wrap <% %> around
each one and voila! its an ASP script.

> BTW: To those that created Apache::ASP... thank you!  I've never 
> even used ASP in a Windows env. before but just love the 
> simplicity... it is like getting the ease of PHP with the power of 
> Perl.

Thanks & enjoy!  If you create anything for
just send them to to list.



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