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    ASPX Webpages are uneditable in Web Host

    I am doing some SEO work for an owner of a website and I wanted to insert some meta tags into the .aspx webpages at the web host but after trying a few times and querying the web host service, I was told by the web host that the original designer had not allowed the pages to be edited at the web host.

    They said that the original designer must have designed the pages through an application such as VISUAL STUDIO. They said that I should get the owner of the website to get the designer of the page to change the code to allow for editing by using the application that he used initially.

    The owner has been trying to get the original designer to respond but to no effect. So now I can't insert meta tags, etc.

    Is there some way that I could edit the .aspx web pages on the web host without waiting forever for the reluctant web designer to respond? The web hosting service is ixwebhosting.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks
    P.S. I hope that I posted this question in the correct place.
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    The ".aspx" pages should always be editable. But it's true that the code-behind pages (e.g., ".aspx.cs" or ".aspc.vb") can be compiled and so won't have source code on the server.

    But I would think the <meta> tags should be in the ".aspx" pages and so should be editable.

    Do you not have FTP access to the files on the site?
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    Hi Old Pedant

    Good to see you again. You had helped me greatly earlier with some Java Script for a photo gallery.

    Anyway, just today, I received advice from the website owner that the Original website designer had agreed to insert meta tags, etc or make changes as necessary so I won't need assistance at the moment.

    Sorry about taking your time. Have a blessed 2012.

    Nielpet

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    Happiness!

    But fair warning that your employer is in deep trouble if he ever needs and *real* changes made, as he will have to pay most anything the guy wants. Now might be the time for him to negotiate for the rights to modify the source code.
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    Thanks Old Pedant

    I really appreciate the advice. All the best


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