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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 2. Web Development in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

No matter how you design and implement a Web application, at the end of the day it always consists of a number of pages bound to a public URL. The inexorable progress of Web-related technologies has not changed this basic fact, for the simple reason that it is the natural outcome of the simplicity of the HTTP protocol. As long as HTTP remains the underlying transportation protocol, a Web application can't be anything radically different from a number of publicly accessible pages. When the application is anything different from this—for example, a Flash-powered site—it takes the serious risk of becoming an opaque box to search engines such as Google and Windows Search.

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