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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference, 2nd Edition by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 12. The HTTP Request Context

Various steps are involved in having the ASP.NET worker process serve an incoming HTTP request. The request is assigned to the aspnet_isapi.dll ISAPI extension which, in turn, hands it over to the HTTP runtime pipeline. The entry point in the ASP.NET pipeline is the HttpRuntime class. A new instance of this class is created for each request, governs its overall execution, and generates the response text for the browser. Upon instantiation, the HttpRuntime class performs a number of initialization tasks, the first of which is the creation of ...

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