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, 7 Jul 2003
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This article presents a Web server with ASP support.

Description

This article presents a mini Web server with ASP support. When writing these classes I was inspired by an article from MSDN Magazine 'A Client-side Environment for ASP Pages ' by Dino Esposito. Although I didn't use any of the code from this MSDN article (mainly because it was written in VB) it was very helpful to get me started. One problem of Dino's solution is, that it is using the msscript.ocx (Microsoft Script Control), which is not available on all Windows system (you must download and install it separately from Internet Explorer). So in this article I present you a MFC solution that uses the Microsoft Scripting Engine COM interface.

Features

  • Multi threaded.
  • Real time server log.
  • Configure directory for web pages (same for all connections).
  • Configure default HTML page.
  • Support for GET, POST and HEAD methods.
  • Sends directory listing if default HTML is not found in directory.
  • Basic error handling (no custom messages yet).
  • ASP support (Request, Response, Server and Form collections)
  • Cookie support (including 'arrays' and enumeration!)
  • SSI (Server Side Includes) support

Known limitations

  • Most collections are case sensitive unlike real ASP collections!!!
  • Form and QueryString collections do not support arrays at this moment -> no list/combobox support
  • Application object not implemented
  • Session collection is not included. (but is available from my website).

Major classes used

CScriptEngine

This is a wrapper class around the COM interface of Microsoft's Scripting Engine. It simply converts all calls to the COM interface to easy to use MFC functions.

CAspParser

This class implements the ASP parser. It attaches the interfaces to the script engine and prepares the ASP page for execution. First all HTML code is converted to ASP code (Response.Write lines), so the resulting page contains only ASP code (= vbscript code). The Script Engine then executes this code and all output is written to the Response buffer. Any calls to Response or Request objects will be routed to my CResponseObject and CRequestObject classes. In the case of a web server this response buffer will be send back to the web browser.

CResponseObject

This class provides the IResponse interface to the scripting engine. The IReponse is used by ASP to write data from a script to the output HTML page. Only the most common used properties and methods are implemented.

CRequestObject

This class provides the IRequest interface to the scripting engine. The IRequest is used by ASP to read data from various collections into the script. The following collections are (partly) implemented:
  • QueryString Collection: used to get URL parameters.
  • Form Collection : used to get Form variables.
  • Server Variables Collection: used to get server information (local or remote ip address, server name and much more).
  • Cookies Collection: used to get data from cookies.

CCookie and CCookieEnum

Implementation of the ICookie interface to support cookies. This code is partly based the ATL class CCookie from Microsoft VC++ 7.0.

CCookieCollection and CCookieCollectionEnum

This is an attempt to duplicate the behaviour of the ASP IRequestDictionary interface to support cookies.

CListenSocket

This socket accepts all incoming connections. When a client connects to the server, CListenSocket accepts the connection and creates a new thread (CClientThread) that will take care of all further communication between the client and the server. After the thread has been created, CListenSocket will return to its waiting state.

CClientThread

This thread will handle all communication between the client and the server using CControlSocket.

CClientSocket

This socket class will process all incoming request and send back the response (files) to the client. All the other classes are just UI related.

Contacting the Author

Please send any comments or bug reports to me via email. For updates to this article (and many other articles), check my site: http://www.pablovandermeer.nl.

Revision history

  • July 4, 2004 - Initial revision.

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Pablo van der Meer
Web Developer
Netherlands Netherlands
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionQueryString bug? PinsussEugene Lin4-Jan-04 12:18 
AnswerRe: QueryString bug? PinmemberPablo van der Meer4-Jan-04 21:45 
GeneralRe: QueryString bug? PinsussEugene Lin5-Jan-04 6:13 
Generalstatic link Pinmembermacrogu29-Oct-03 20:55 
GeneralRe: static link PinmemberPablo van der Meer29-Oct-03 21:15 
GeneralThe Best!!!! PinmemberGeorgi16-Oct-03 23:13 
GeneralSUPERMEN! PinmemberNikolai Teofilov14-Sep-03 21:16 
Generalsample: how to connect to "index.html" PinmemberRalph18-Aug-03 5:47 
GeneralRe: sample: how to connect to "index.html" PinmemberAbhishek Tiwari25-Apr-06 18:51 
GeneralRe: sample: how to connect to "index.html" PinmemberRalph25-Apr-06 21:02 
GeneralAn Excellent article. PinmemberNeno_J26-Jul-03 22:56 
GeneralRe: An Excellent article. PinmemberPablo van der Meer26-Jul-03 23:24 
GeneralMethod of connection PinmemberCode4Food15-Jul-03 12:17 
GeneralRe: Method of connection PinmemberPablo van der Meer16-Jul-03 3:53 
GeneralRe: Method of connection PinmemberCode4Food16-Jul-03 4:07 
GeneralRe: Method of connection PinmemberPablo van der Meer16-Jul-03 5:05 
QuestionCCmdTarget ? PinmemberMasaaki Onishi10-Jul-03 3:30 
AnswerRe: CCmdTarget ? PinmemberPablovanderMeer10-Jul-03 4:32 
GeneralWay2Go! PinmemberMr.X10-Jul-03 2:08 
GeneralSmall correction PinmemberAntonS9-Jul-03 4:38 
GeneralExcellent! PinmemberA. Riazi9-Jul-03 0:05 
GeneralNice PinmemberBrian Delahunty8-Jul-03 22:41 
GeneralImpressive :-) PineditorNishant S8-Jul-03 15:19 
GeneralRe: Impressive :-) Pinmemberraincool6-Sep-14 18:37 

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