IIS6 HTTP Compression

Here are some great articles talking about properly enabling compression in IIS6.

I had made some of these changes in the past, but I noticed that they had since been overwritten or not persisted.  I believe with the changes to the metabase file it will help keep the compression working.



Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Last year, I donated a weekend of my time to work with some other developers to create a new site for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

When we wrapped up work, the site was nearly completed, with a few ends to tie up, and of course, all the content needed to be entered and hosting setup and DNS ….. you get the idea.

So FF a many months and I was starting to think that the site would never go live.  Well it finally did.


It isn’t the most beautiful site (we didn’t have any graphic artists on the team) but it’s waaaaay better than what they had.

XXXX is ambiguous in the namespace 'ASP'

I’ve been getting this error every now and then.

Usually this problem is caused by having 2 controls with the same name.  It can be that they are in different folders as well.

I came across this post today:


Well, a quick search online told me that this might be a result of a known bug in the compiler. The fix was easy, you have to compile your app in non-batch -mode. How do you do this, I hear you asking. Simple: enter the compilation section of your web.config, and set batch=”false”, as so:

<compilation debug=”true” batch=”false”>