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In order to serve up the actual source code for my ASP pages I use the FileSystemObject. This component allows you to create, modify or delete files on the server, given the correct o/s permissions of course.

The source code for the ShowSource.asp page is shown below. This is called to display the source code for a page whose name is passed in the QueryString. If you haven't read the discussion of how all the pages of my site take advantage of SSI, read that first.

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ShowSource.asp

<!--#include file = "/include/Startup.html"-->
<!--#include file = "/utils/ShowFile.html"-->

<%
// ============================================
// NOTE: all source code downloaded from CoverYourASP was written by
// James Shaw (unless stated otherwise), and is copyright (c) 2000-2002
// by James Shaw. You can use the code for any purpose, but do not
// publish or distribute the content in any way.
//
// See http://CoverYourASP.com/Legal.asp for up-to-date details.
// ============================================

// get the page to display from the URL
var sSourcePage = "" + Request.QueryString ( "page" );

// strip asp extension if given
sSourcePage = sSourcePage.replace ( /.asp/i, '' );

var sSourcePageLWC = sSourcePage.toLowerCase ( );

// make sure it's a page I allow them to view!
switch ( sSourcePageLWC )
{
case "wider":
case "articleadmin":
case "articlecolumns":
case "com":
case "handle404":
case "handle500100":
case "categories":
case "categorypage":
case "columns":
case "contestprizes":
case "contestwinner":
case "dbadmin":
case "dbedittable":
case "dbeditrecord":
case "dbaddrecord":
case "dbdeleterecord":
case "dbshowtables":
case "formatting":
case "resultspage":
case "date":
case "default":
case "contact":
case "subscribe":
case "mailtolist":
case "mailtomembers":
case "debug":
case "rotate":
case "utils/init":
case "utils/footer":
case "recommend":
case "surveydescr":
case "validateemail":
case "memberlogin":
case "memberservices":
case "memberdelete":
case "memberedit":
case "personalize":
case "showdiary":
case "sendpassword":
case "testclasses":
case "bannerreports":
case "allcontent":
case "searchsurvey":
case "utils/banners":
case "utils/browser":
case "utils/database":
case "utils/email":
case "utils/footer":
case "utils/format":
case "utils/header":
case "utils/init":
case "utils/login":
case "utils/news":
case "utils/newsletter":
case "utils/pageclasses":
case "utils/personalize":
case "utils/search":
case "utils/showcategory":
case "utils/showfile":
case "utils/survey":
case "utils/walkfolders":
   break;

case "work":   // this page was renamed
   sSourcePage = 'default';
   break;

case "":
case "undefined":
default:
   Init ( "Oops - cannot view that source" );
   Header ( 'Cannot view source file' );
   BadContent ( sSourcePage );
   Footer ( );

   // stop the script - go no further!
   Response.End ( );
   break;
}

// increment the parent articles counter
sIncArticlePage = sSourcePage + '/.html';

// output relevant meta tags
Init( "ASP source example" );

// output common top of page
// dont show hyperlink if it's in a subfolder
if ( -1 != sIncArticlePage.indexOf ( '/' ) )
   Header( sIncArticlePage + '"</a> --> Source' );
else
   Header( '<a href="' + sIncArticlePage + '">"' + sIncArticlePage + '"</a> --> Source' );

// output page content
Content ( );

// output common bottom of page
Footer ( );

// ============================================
// the content of this page
// ============================================
function Content ( )
{
   Out ( '<td valign="top" class="content">' );

      // create handle to FileSystemObject
      var oFSO = Server.CreateObject ( 'Scripting.FileSystemObject' );

      // each source file that I show source for could have a related
      // documentation file for us to display before and after the
      // source. for now, I use a generic header and footer file. the
      // 'true' tells ShowFile to pass through any HTML to the browser.

      Out ( 'This page shows the actual source code used on this site. ' );
      
      if ( -1 == sIncArticlePage.indexOf ( '/' ) )
         Out ( 'You can read the article that discusses this code <a href="' + sIncArticlePage + '">here</a>.<p>' );
         
      Out ( '<b>If this is the first CYA source code you\'ve seen you should <a href="/ssi.html">read this overview</a> first.</b><p>' );

      ShowSource ( oFSO, sIncArticlePage, true, true );

      // show any extra utility file(s) too
      switch ( sSourcePageLWC )
      {
      case "rotate":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Banners.html', true, true );
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Init.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "wider":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/include/Startup.html', true, true );
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Header.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "categories":
      case "categorypage":
      case "columns":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/ShowCategory.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "debug":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Init.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "formatting":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Format.html', true, true );
         break;
      
      case "surveydescr":
      case "searchsurvey":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Survey.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "utils/footer":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/StatCounter.html', true, true );
         break;
      
      case "memberlogin":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Login.html', true, true );
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/MemberLogout.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "testclasses":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/PageClasses.html', true, true );
         break;

      case "default":
      case "allcontent":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Personalize.html', true, true );
         break;
      }

      // did the page include database?
      switch ( sSourcePageLWC )
      {
      case "articleadmin":
      case "categories":
      case "categorypage":
      case "columns":
      case "default":
      case "allcontent":
      case "resultspage":
      case "subscribe":
      case "mailtolist":
      case "surveydescr":
      case "memberlogin":
      case "memberdelete":
      case "memberedit":
      case "personalize":
      case "showdiary":
      case "sendpassword":
      case "bannerreports":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Database.html', true, true );
         break;
      }

      // did the page include email?
      switch ( sSourcePageLWC )
      {
      case "contact":
      case "subscribe":
      case "mailtolist":
      case "recommend":
      case "validateemail":
      case "handle404":
      case "handle500100":
      case "memberdelete":
      case "memberedit":
      case "sendpassword":
         ShowSource ( oFSO, '/utils/Email.html', true, true );
         break;
      }

      // show any extra info (e.g. db tables)
      switch ( sSourcePageLWC )
      {
      case "categories":
      case "categorypage":
      case "columns":
         Out ( '<h5>The Categories table</h5>' );

         Out ( '<p>The layout of the table is simple. There are three fields: CategoryID, ParentCategoryID and TopCategoryID. The entire database is contained in the <a href="/CYA.html">download</a>.' );

         Out ( '<p><img src="images/Categories.jpg">' );
         break;

      case "resultspage":
         Out ( '<h5>The Content table</h5>' );

         Out ( '<p>The layout of the table is simple, but the entire database is contained in the <a href="/CYA.html">download</a>!' );

         Out ( '<p><img src="images/Content.jpg">' );
         break;

      case "subscribe":
      case "mailtolist":
         Out ( '<h5>The MailingList table</h5>' );

         Out ( '<p>The layout of the table couldn\'t be much simpler - there\'s only one field! The entire database is contained in the <a href="/CYA.html">download</a>!' );

         Out ( '<p><img src="images/MailingList.jpg">' );
         break;
      }

      // show the generic footer
      Out ( '<p>Hopefully much of this is self-explanatory. If not, or if you see ways that I can improve the code, please <a href="/contact.html">drop me a line</a>.' );

      Out ( '<p>To see the source code for <i>this</i> page, click on the icon below.' );

      // I've finished with the object so free the resource
      oFSO = null;

      Out ( '<p><center><a href="/FSO.html"><img src="/images/source.gif" border=0></a></center>' );

      ShowBottomBanner()

   Out ( '</td>' );
   Out ( '<td background="/images/gx/navgap.gif" valign="top">' );

      // show rotating banners
      ShowBanners ( 8 );

   Out ( '</td>' );
}

// ============================================
// what happens if no source file is specified, or it's an invalid one
// ============================================
function BadContent ( sFile )
{
   Out ( '<td valign="top" class="content">' );

      Out ( 'Sorry, but you didn\'t specify a valid filename to view.' );

      Out ( '<p>Please try looking for the article in question on our <a href="/default.html">front page</a>, <a href="/Search.html">search for it</a>, or <a href="/Contact.html">contact me</a> for help.' );

      // tell me about it, in case it's a bad link!
//      SendEmail ( 'ShowSource', '[email protected]' + sHostDomain, '', 'Invalid source file requested', 'ShowSource could not display the source code for ' + sFile + ' when requested from ' + Request.ServerVariables ( 'HTTP_REFERER' ) );

      ShowBottomBanner()

   Out ( '</td>' );
   Out ( '<td background="/images/gx/navgap.gif" valign="top">' );

      // show rotating banners
      ShowBanners ( 1 );

   Out ( '</td>' );
}
%>

utils/ShowFile.asp

<%
// ============================================
// NOTE: all source code downloaded from CoverYourASP was written by
// James Shaw (unless stated otherwise), and is copyright (c) 2000-2002
// by James Shaw. You can use the code for any purpose, but do not
// publish or distribute the content in any way.
//
// See http://CoverYourASP.com/Legal.asp for up-to-date details.
// ============================================

// have we advertized our newsletter yet?
var bDoneLink = false;
var sPreSearch = '<span style="color: #000000; background-color: #66ffff; border: 0px #66ffff;">';
var sPostSearch = '</span>';

// ============================================
// display the contents of the given file
// ============================================
function ShowFile ( oFSO, sFile, bPassHTML, bShowName, bLiveLinks, sSearch )
{
   var ForReading = 1;
   // var ForWriting = 2;
   // var ForAppending = 8;

   // open asp file for reading
   var fFile = oFSO.OpenTextFile ( Server.MapPath( sFile ), ForReading );

   // read entire file contents into variable
   var s = fFile.ReadAll ( );

   // close the file ASAP to free resources
   fFile.Close ( );

   if ( !bPassHTML )
   {
      // replace & with &amp; so HTML displayed, not interpreted
      s = s.replace ( /&/g, '&amp;' );

      // replace < with &lt; so HTML displayed, not interpreted
      s = s.replace ( /</g, '&lt;' );

      // replace newline with HTML equivalent
      s = s.replace ( /\n/g, '<br>' );

      // replace 2 spaces with non-breaking spaces
      s = s.replace ( /  /g, '&nbsp;&nbsp;' );

      // replace tabs with 3 spaces
      s = s.replace ( /\t/g, '&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;' );

      // find hyperlinks
      if ( bLiveLinks )
         s = s.replace ( /(http\:\/\/([a-zA-Z0-9=\?\&\-\.\_\;\/])*)/gi, '<a href="$1" target="CYAExternal" rel="nofollow">$1</a>' );
//         s = s.replace ( /(https?\:\S*)/gi, '<a href="$1" target="CYAExternal" rel="nofollow">$1</a>' );

      // find search strings
      if ( sSearch != undefined && sSearch.length )
      {
         var re = new RegExp ( sSearch, 'gi' );  
         s = s.replace ( re, sPreSearch + sSearch + sPostSearch );
      }

      // change font color for source code
      s = '<font color="black">' + s + '</font>';

      // show filename if wanted
      if ( bShowName )
         s = '<h4>' + sFile + '</h4>' + s;
   }

   // output the data
   Out ( s );
}

// ============================================
// show a source file outside the table
// ============================================
function ShowSource ( oFSO, sFile, bShowName, bShowLink )
{
   // advertize our newsletter before the first source file
   if ( bShowLink && !bDoneLink )
   {
      bDoneLink = true;
      Out ( '<p><a href="/CYA.html"><img src="/images/source.gif" align="left" hspace="10" border="0"></a>Did you know you can <a href="/CYA.html">download</a> all the source code (and the database) of this site? Then <a href="/subscribe.html">get my newsletter</a> to be emailed when I update the source code!' );

      Out ( '<p>Please spread the word by <a href="/Recommend.html">recommending my site</a> to your friends and colleagues!' );

      Out ( '<p><table bgcolor="#dddddd"><tr><td>' );
         Out ( 'This is JScript (server-side JavaScript), not the more common VBScript.</b> <a href="/Snippet_snip_49.html">More...</a>' );
      Out ( '</td></tr></table>' );
   }

   Out ( '<p><table cellpadding="10"><tr><td bgcolor="#ff9900">' );

      // show source file
      ShowFile ( oFSO, sFile, false, bShowName, false );

   Out ( '</td></tr></table>' );
}
%>

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