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Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0 by Daniel N. Egan

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Understanding DotNetNuke Pages and tabIDs

As we have been navigating through to different pages you may have noticed that the page name shown in your browser’s address bar has not changed. Although the tabID portion of the address changes, every time you click on another item on the menu, it keeps showing default.aspx. This is because DotNetNuke uses dynamic page generation to render the correct information for each page (e.g. http://localhost/DotNetNuke/tabid/39/Default.aspx).

You will see that some of the screenshots in this book as well as others you will find on your DotNetNuke portal refer to something called a tab. In previous versions of DotNetNuke the word tab’ was used instead of the word Page.

I am sure in time, that all of these references ...

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