View Full Version : ASP problem on home server

10-14-2006, 05:19 AM
recently started my own webserver at home, workinm great except ASP doesn't do anything i want it to do, i'm running IIS 5 on WinXP Media 2005, my understanding is that ASP comes with IIS and should just work, ive done a test, that just displays a word using ASP, works great, problems start when i try to do any file writing. to put in all in context im mainly trying to do a very simple ASP guestbook that stores entries in an XML file (couldnt be bothered to use any DBs) the errors i'm getting indicate that i don't have access, ive gone so far as to give full access to the guestbook folder, and that won't even work, what am i missing...

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10-16-2006, 08:35 AM
If you are sure that the background ASP file that starts its execution once you press the submit button exist in the correct loaction. I mean you must check the path in which your ASP file resides.

Make sure that it resides in the correct location, you are getting a 404 file not found error that mostly comes whenever you try to access file which is not present at the moment.

10-16-2006, 08:52 AM
I get the 404 too.

The frame sees to point to http://the-disturbed.bounceme.net/guestbook/guestbook.asp
And that gives a 404.
However, the actual page that is loaded, and also a 404, is

I'm not sure what the explanation is here.

However, your domain and the domain those pages are coming from are different.
Perhaps it's something to do with the bounceme redirect?

10-16-2006, 04:03 PM
hmm, good point the createxml.asp is just a script the creates an xml file with no data in it (was trying something from a tutorial), as far as the 404's.....i'm an idiot, it was linking to an asp file that doesn't exist, i was running the ASP file from an html file that wasn't linked from the page......http://the-disturbed.bounceme.net/guestbook/test.html
the info it's asking for is what the script came with ill change it once i get this working, and as far as the redirect is concerned, i've tried both the co.nr, and bounceme.net addresses, sasme results

10-18-2006, 11:53 PM
i managed to get the error back.....when I submit the data i get this error:

"Errors occurred while saving your form submission.-2147024891"

just a side note the script originally just gave "Errors occurred while saving your form submission." but i changed the script to show the error number, i searched it with microsoft and it was indicating i didn;t have access to the directory or sumthin like that, any thoughts

im at work at the moment ill get the asp code up here when i get home

10-19-2006, 03:40 AM
ill get the asp code up here when i get home

Good point, i think without your code it is very difficult to troubleshoot the problem

10-19-2006, 05:00 AM
contents of addentry.asp:


Function ConvertFormtoXML(strXMLFilePath, strFileName)

Dim objDom
Dim objRoot
Dim objField
Dim objFieldValue
Dim objattID
Dim objattTabOrder
Dim objPI
Dim x

Set objDom = server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
objDom.preserveWhiteSpace = True
Set objRoot = objDom.createElement("contact")
objDom.appendChild objRoot

For x = 1 To Request.Form.Count

If instr(1,Request.Form.Key(x),"btn") = 0 Then

Set objField = objDom.createElement("field")
Set objattID = objDom.createAttribute("id")
objattID.Text = Request.Form.Key(x)
objField.setAttributeNode objattID
Set objattTabOrder = objDom.createAttribute("taborder")
objattTabOrder.Text = x
objField.setAttributeNode objattTabOrder
Set objFieldValue = objDom.createElement("field_value")
objFieldValue.Text = Request.Form(x)
objRoot.appendChild objField
objField.appendChild objFieldValue

End If


Set objPI = objDom.createProcessingInstruction("xml", "version='1.0'")
objDom.insertBefore objPI, objDom.childNodes(0)
objDom.save strXMLFilePath & "\" & strFileName

Set objDom = Nothing
Set objRoot = Nothing
Set objField = Nothing
Set objFieldValue = Nothing
Set objattID = Nothings
Set objattTabOrder = Nothing
Set objPI = Nothing
End Function

On Error Resume Next

ConvertFormtoXML "c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\guestbook","Contact.xml"

If err.number <> 0 then
Response.write("Errors occurred while saving your form submission." & err.number)
Response.write("Your form submission has been saved.")
End If

sry fer not gettin this up earlyer lol, might help eh