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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 11. ASP.NET Mobile Controls

 

HTML and WML are similar markup languages, more or less like Italian and Spanish. As an Italian, you could grab the sense of what Spanish speaking people are saying, but if you need to write correct Spanish, then that's a totally different story.

 
 --Luca Passani, Openwave

Years ago, one of the factors for the rapid adoption of ASP was the level of programmability it added on top of HTML. Not only could you apply some business logic to generate appropriate HTML tags, you could also straighten out the differences between the browsers. The overall architecture has been redesigned and empowered with ASP.NET, which provides a thicker abstraction layer and a richer object model fully integrated with the .NET Framework. ...

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