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Topic: What do you mean by HTTP Handler?
Sachin Jain
11 Oct 2010 at 05:01 AM
What do you mean by HTTP Handler?
Re: What do you mean by HTTP Handler?
Gaurav
11 Oct 2010 at 10:28 PM

An ASP.NET HTTP handler is the process (frequently referred to as the "endpoint") that runs in response to a request made to an ASP.NET Web application. The most common handler is an ASP.NET page handler that processes .aspx files. When users request an .aspx file, the request is processed by the page through the page handler. You can create your own HTTP handlers that render custom output to the browser.

Typical uses for custom HTTP handlers include the following:

  • RSS feeds   To create an RSS feed for a Web site, you can create a handler that emits RSS-formatted XML. You can then bind a file name extension such as .rss to the custom handler. When users send a request to your site that ends in .rss, ASP.NET calls your handler to process the request.
  • Image server   If you want a Web application to serve images in a variety of sizes, you can write a custom handler to resize images and then send them to the user as the handler's response.
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