Chapter 14. Personalization with Profiles and Web Parts

Web applications often need to track user information over time. Sometimes, this information is mission critical, such as customer orders, shipping addresses, and so on. A site may also want to track information that is not absolutely essential to the application, but is helpful in terms of the overall user experience with the site. This type of information is often referred to as personalization information. Examples of personalization information can include user preference information such as the language or theme to use in the site, the size of the font, shopping interests, and so on. Personalization can also include information that is visit oriented, but which needs to be more persistent ...

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