HTTP handler

An ASP.Net HTTP handler is the process that runs in response to a request that is made to an ASP.Net web application. The most common handler is an ASP.Net page handler that processes .aspx files.  When user requests an .aspx file, the request is processed by the page handler.

ASP.Net  page handler(*.aspx)
-> The default HTTP handler for all ASP.Net pages.

Web service handler(*.asmx)
-> The default HTTP handler for Web service pages created as .asmx files in ASP.Net

Generic Web handler(*.ashx)
-> The default HTTP handler  for all web handlers that do not  have a UI  and that include  the @WebHandler directive.

Trace handler (trace.axd)
-> A handler that  displays current page  trace information.

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