ASP :- Active Server Pages .NET :- .NET Framework
According to Wiki…
ASP.NET is a server-side Web application framework designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It was developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites, web applications and web services. It was first released in January 2002 with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework, and is the successor to Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) technology.
So, simply, ASP.NET engine alters the
aspx file (ASP.NET file extension is
aspx), which contains some elements like
Label etc. and converts them to
HTML control at the run time, before sending it to the user (browser).
ASP.NET (originally called ASP+) is the next generation of Microsoft’s Active
Server Page (ASP), a feature of their Internet Information Server (IIS).
Both ASP and ASP.NET allow a Web site builder to dynamically build Web pages on the fly by
inserting queries to a relational database in the Web page.
So, the idea was much transparent. ASP.NET was developed by introducing major enhancement to ASP. With the announcement of .NET Framework, ASP+ was renamed to ASP.NET, just to make it compatible with new .NET Nomenclature.
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