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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 13. The HTTP Request Context

 

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

 
 --Henry Kissinger

In Chapter 2, I described in detail the various steps that take an incoming HTTP request to be served by the ASP.NET worker process. I'll summarize the process here. The request is assigned to the aspnet_isapi.dll ISAPI extension which, in turn, hands it over to the HTTP runtime pipeline. A new instance of the HttpRuntime class is created for each request and governs its overall execution. The HttpRuntime class represents the entry point in the ASP.NET pipeline that will generate the response text for the browser. Upon instantiation, the HttpRuntime class performs a number of initialization tasks, ...

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