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Active Server Pages

Active Server Pages (ASP) is a server-side scripting environment for dynamically generated web pages. The language was first released in December 1996 as part of Microsoft's IIS web server. It uses different scripting languages such as VBScript or JScript for creating dynamic content and interactive features on websites. ASP allows you to mix HTML and code - typically database calls or other back-end operations - within one file, making development more straightforward compared to earlier CGI scripts that separated code and presentation logic. Initially, ASP relied on COM components, but later versions offered support for the .NET framework with ASP.NET being its successor which focused on simplifying development by providing better performance through compiled code rather than interpreted script execution.

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