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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference, 2nd Edition by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 13. State Management

All real-world applications of any shape and form need to maintain their own state to serve users’ requests. ASP.NET applications are no exception, but unlike other types of applications, they need special system-level tools to achieve the result. The reason for this peculiarity lies in the stateless nature of the underlying protocol that Web applications still rely upon. As long as HTTP remains the transportation protocol for the Web, all applications will run into the same trouble—figuring out the most effective way to persist state information.

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