30 Nov 2005
20 Dec 2007
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Although they didn't elaborate - to give Telerik some credit, I think what they meant by their answer was that by using a standard VS Website as the base project, it allows those who want to to 'upconvert' to a Web Application. If they started off with a Web Application, those who support only VS Web site projects would be out of luck.
Although not ideal, at least the current method allows both project types (assuming we can convert successfully)
I'm looking forward to the day when we have the option for Web Site or Web Application project when creating a new Sitefinity site.
/keeps fingers crossed.