Last entry today, I promise. And I'll try not to switch topics so fast. Sorry if I'm giving you whiplash.

If you take a look at the search box at the top, you'll see the TextBoxWatermark Atlas control in action. Tell me it's not glorious!

But to get it to work, I had to rip out the compression module from the web.config. Try as I might, I couldn't configure it to leave the WebResource.axd file alone. I used Fiddler to monitor the traffic and every time WebResource.axd appeared, I saw content-encoding: gzip and X-Compressed-By: HttpCompress. Yes, I have WebResource.axd in my <excludePaths> for the module. Not sure why it's happening on my server and not locally.

So here I am with pages flying around uncompressed. I feel like it's 1998 again.

Next step will be to try and get some other extenders incorporated. As I alluded to in a previous post, this won't be easy. Whereas the search box is nicely contained in an .ascx UserControl, the other controls are all WebControls. Which means creating the Atlas controls programmatically.

In the meantime, I have been seriously neglecting Sid Meier's Pirates! these last few days so I'm off to find some buried treasure.