To me, one of the features that I miss the most about ASP.NET
1.1 is the SmartNavigation. Yes, it had some bugs, but the idea behind it was
brilliant. With one simple setting you could maintain the pages postback
position and virtually eliminate the page flash.
While there is a very real and valid alternative in .NET 2.0
for handling postback position, MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback, there is
still the issue with page flashes. I find pages flashing annoying and I have
recently been on a quest to defeat this enemy.
While searching high and low for a good, solid, solution to
my dilemma, I remembered a meta-tag that I have not used in many years. A
meta-tag that would take care of all page flash problems, while letting
MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback handle the scroll position.