So in my last article, I outlined my vision (own personal opinion, not any inside knowledge) of where I think ASP.NET might be heading.
In this article I discuss how existing controls (validators in particular) could be modified to support Silverlight.
ASP.NET Existing Validators
ASP.NET at the moment has a bunch of standard validators
This would be especially cool with the Validation Summary control which doesn't really work well in ASP.NET as is.
The controls could also support templating so you could use your own XAML for the validation.
For example you could right a client side custom validator which performs a dictionary check against a dictionary web service.
This would mean that you could start to setup your existing websites to use the power of Silverlight without necessarily building an entire website in Silverlight. This would also be a very cool addition to the capabilities of the ASP.NET Framework.
In my next article I will discuss where else this sort of technique could go.