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Microsoft® Expression® Web 4 Step by Step by Chris Leeds

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Using ASP.NET Master Pages

Unlike Dynamic Web Templates, which you explored in the previous exercise, the ASP.NET master page template system requires a server to combine the content from the content page and the content of the master page into one file and pass it off to the browser. ASP.NET must be running on the server where you intend to host your site(s). The ASP.NET master page system is an example of a run-time feature.

Even though ASP.NET must be running on the server where you’ll publish your production Web site, you don’t need to do anything to get ASP.NET running on your local computer. Because Expression Web 4 includes the Expression Development Server, you can build and browse most ASP.NET files locally without taking any extra measures. ...

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