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ASP.NET by Example by Steven A. Smith

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HTTP Basics

ASP.NET handles its remote clients much the same way the family PC handles multiple local clients. By authenticating a user upon login, ASP.NET controls the scope of a client's session based on predetermined security privileges and personal settings. As soon as you start comparing how each system manages client and application communication, the similarities abruptly end. The family PC has complete control to create the most efficient environment for the client and the application. The Web server has virtually no control over the client and depends on the unreliability of the Internet. The family PC has the support of a robust message management communication protocol with all the bells and whistles. The Web server has a communication ...

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