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The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008 by Jim Cheshire

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Chapter 5. ASP.NET State Management

IN THIS CHAPTER

A Connectionless Environment

Understanding Application Variables

Understanding Session Variables

Using ASP.NET Caching

ASP.NET Viewstate and Control State

A Connectionless Environment

I’ve heard many people describe the communication between a web server and a web browser as akin to a telephone call. A web browser “calls” the web server and a line of communication is opened between the two so that information can be exchanged. In fact, a web application is nothing at all like a telephone conversation. Unlike a telephone call, there is no connection in a web application between the web server and the web browser. The illusion of a connection is created by the network itself.

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