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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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I have been working on a templated system architecture for a forthcoming product (I do other things than update this website, you know) and one of things Remokon does is, store look and feel of a website in a database (or file) and the engine dynamically renders the website.

Something like this is very easy in PHP or systems that support include files (like ASP), but apparently not in ASP.NET.

I have struggled an entire day now to do a simple thing like this in .NET -- multiple forms posting to multiple pages. Grrr. Very Disappointing

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I think my problem is due to my use of .NET's literal control to apply the the look and feel, following the Rainman architetcure that was once used on AOL, and the literal happens to be a server-side control. Apparently, a server side control may not contain other forms even if they are non-postback forms.

Moving the submits to JavaScript also don't seem to work...

Update June 24,2006: I was able to get what I wanted by avoiding the use of the literal control and using the good old fashioned Response.write.

Another Thumbs Down for .NET

Search engine traffic is the the lifeline of websites such as Kamat' Potpourri -- we spend no money promoting our website, and completely rely on Google,Yahoo and our own search engines to let the readers discover what they need. This mandates that the content we provide be extremely

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, June 23, 2006
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