with ActiveX Pack1 ASP application is able to not just read/send binary files. They can be accessed as set of applciation defined records. And this is not limited to the files - any resource that behaves like file can be treated as like a DB table - memory streams, files, streams in OLE Compound files and so on.
Highlights of the
Active Label ActiveX
Barcode ActiveX? Much more - the design and printing inside your WEB application
SQLite3 COM ActiveX embeds the SQLite3 database engine and interface to it. Supports paremeterized views and triggers.
Active Local Pages 1.2
Write desktop apps in ASP and CGI. Create wutorun CDs using WEB technologies - yes it is possible!
ActiveX Pack1 family
Desktop Windows, CE/CE.NET and PocketPC! About 50 powerful components for all the Windows platforms.
AXGate 1.1 (new)
Script dafely any ActiveX in Pocket IE. Build applications in HTML and use local resources and components in them.
Create complex toolbars for Microsoft Internet Explorer easier than you may have expected.
Compilers and other processors. Tools intended to process source code and generate code for another language or executable code. Misc. processors of variaous file types or otherwise packed data and so on.