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Active Server Pages

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Abbreviated as ASP, a specification for a dynamically created Web page with a .ASP extension that utilizes ActiveX scripting — usually VB Script or Jscript code. When a browser requests an ASP, the Web server generates a page with HTML code and sends it back to the browser. So ASPs are similar to CGIscripts, but they enable Visual Basic programmers to work with familiar tools.

ASP is also short for application service provider