best language to use for web-based socket programming?

I'm trying to create a GUI that will connect to a socket and grab fields from a C or C++ server to display back to the user, and also be able to grab inputs from the user and send back to the server.

What is the best web-based language to implement this GUI in? The server will be on Apache...

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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jmelikaCommented:
If you're using Apache, your best bet is JSP.  If you don't wish to use JSP, try PHP.  Those are pretty much your easiest and most convinient options.

JM
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jade03Author Commented:
JM,

So JSP and PHP will both allow me to get access to C and C++ codes? Do you know where I can go to see some examples?
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jmelikaCommented:
If you could make a component of your C or C++ code, you can access it using PHP and JSP.  For samples on how to access external COM objects in PHP, visit this http://builder.com.com/5100-31-5077752.html

I am not an expert in JSP, but it should be just as simple as PHP and ASP to link to external COM objects.

I think you might want to look into the two languages and find out which one will fit your needs.

JM
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