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I have a break point in my Global.asax in the Application_BeginRequest event.  For every request to my application, a second request comes through while the page is loading.  It is ALWAYS a request for default.aspx.

For example if I am executing a page called /FooBar.aspx, a second request will always be /default.aspx.  Or if the request is /SubDirectory/SomePage.aspx, the second request will come through as /SubDirectory/default.aspx.

The proper page is always loaded, based on the original request.  The second request is loading as if it were a resource request for the first page.  The browser will show me "1 item remaining" just before it fires, as if it were an image or something.

Has anyone seen this before?  Could it be something in the AJAX.  

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I have a theory for my own question, but I haven't proven it 100% yet.

I believe I have ASP Image controls whose ImageUrl property has not been set.  I think when the frameword requests the image resource without a file name, it's loading /default.aspx.

I'll post again once I'm sure this is the problem.
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I was right.  ASP Image controls that have no ImageUrl property will still post a request back to the server.  The absence of any file name will cause the server to server default.aspx.

In my case default.aspx exists in just about every subdirectory on the site and we had several images whose paths were failing to be programitically set.
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