ASP Expected End of Statement Error

I'm getting the following error on my first line of code below the error message...What am I doing wrong?

Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a0401'
Expected end of statement

xmlhttp=new XMLHttpRequest();
xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")'
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get rid of the trailing apostrophe and use a semicolon instead:
>>xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")'

should be:
xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");

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