Why aren't master pages part of themes?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Seefor, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Seefor

    Seefor Guest

    I may be missing something, but why aren't master pages part of themes?
    i.e. why don't they go in the App_Themes or global Themes directory, and be
    referenced just by name (not full path) in the declaration for a page?

    That way, you can change the complete layout by just applying the theme to a
    page or a whole site.

    I know that if your master pages are XHTML, then you can change the layout
    significantly with CSS, but there are situations where that doesn't give you
    enough control.

    What am I missing?
    Seefor, Jan 5, 2006
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  2. Seefor

    clintonG Guest

    Missing the fact that a loosely coupled architecture can be beneficial. We
    can programmatically change MasterPages very much like we can Themes both
    independently of one another.

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    clintonG, Jan 6, 2006
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