Changes to ASP.NET 2.0 from Beta2–>RTM

It is time to start preparing for the RTM of ASP.NET 2.0 and in order to do that I've had the team prepare a great paper that outlines the major changes that we've made since Beta 2.  Find it here:

Next week, we will be posting detailed API x API changes since Beta2 which should help give even more insight.  I hope you find this useful! 

Comments (14)

  1.  The following is from Brian Goldfarb’s post about changes between beta 2 – Keep the…

  2. Look at this page. These are major changes from ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2 to RTM version. Via The major…

  3. says:

    Brian Goldfarb links to the list of major changes between beta 2 and RTM. It’s a shame they’ve felt it necessary to default back to XHTML 1.0 Transitional though. What isn’t clear (and of course you can’t test yet) is what happens with DTDs. If you have an XHTML 1.1 DTD on your page does the <xhtmlConformance mode="transitional"/> setting in web.config ignore this and cause to spit out transitional code?

  4. So reading those changes does this mean XHTML 1.1 is gone? Vanished? The web.config setting talks about changing the rendering between 1.0 transitional, 1.0 strict and "the mess that was v1"

    Where’s XHTML 1.1? Will you be ignoring the DTDs on each page? Some of us liked being forced down the 1.1 route you know, to remove it now would be very very bad.

  5. Zubair.NET! says:

    Brian Goldfarb has posted following link major changes coming up in the RTM version of ASP.NET 2.0 releasing November 2005.

    Check it out

  6. scottgu says:

    You can still get XHTML 1.1 support — it just isn’t on by default (because we found it broke a lot of customers).

    To enable it, just add strict mode to your web.config file, and then make sure you use the XHTML 1.1 DTD at the top of your .aspx pages.

    Hope this helps,


  7. It does Scott, thank you.

    Maybe it should be made blindingly obvious somewhere 😉

  8. Any status report on the whitepaper on providers? I am trying to implement some custom providers, and the docs and samples are pretty thin on details. Thanks!

  9. bgold says:

    Stuart — Coming very soon, the team finished their technical edit last week and we sent it back to Jeff Prosise and the Wintellect team to wrap it up. Wintellect is pretty slammed right now though, they are building all the content for VS2005 Launch, but I’m trying to get some free cycles onto it. Once they wrap it up, I’ll put it into the publishing queue with high priority since I have about 15 things backed up in the editorial pipeline 🙁

    Thanks for being patient.

  10. Andrew says:

    The document about changes is not at the stated URL anymore… does anyone know where it is?

  11. Kyle says:

    Where did the page move to? I cannot find the B2 -> RTM page anywhere.

  12. Look atthis page. These are major changes from ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2 to RTM version. Via The major change

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