ASP.Net is Active Server Pages using .Net Framework
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.
While answering this question following thought came to me – why Microsoft named it’s Web API as “ASP.Net Web API”. There are no
Pages involved in Web API. Then why do some people call it as “Active Server Pages .Net Web Api” ?
I believe there are some
fundamental features of ASP.Net shared with Web API. So what are they?
Another observation - why is the tag in
programmers naming it as "asp.net-mvc-web-api"?