thank you for your reply.
I have never used php anywhere on my site. But I followed your instructions by creating the asp page (blank this time - i didn't even apply my template to it). Ran the securityassist - it now creates and saves the page without an extension and the code within it is exactly the same as posted earlier (in php). I did save the page with an asp extension but it didn't make any difference.
Any more suggestions please.