HttpHandler


What is httphandler and why it is important

HttpHandler process httprequest of specific types. Specific Types means specific file extensions. Earlier it was handled by ISAPI extensions but now it is done is simple programming moel.

Each requestion having specific file extension is mapped with its own httphandler

following usage :
- One can write its own handler to donwload image from server to client.
- Very handly in case of xmlhttp call.


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Comments

Author: Shashwath7712 Aug 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

nice defenition

Author: Shashwath7712 Aug 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

nice defenition

Author: sugandha25 Jan 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

It is the last stop for the request. When a request finally reaches the end of the pipeline, Asp.net consult the configuration file to see if the particular file extension is mapped to an HttpHandler. Fro example, if a request is made fro .aspx page handler processes the request



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