In my SharePoint web.config, the SafeMode section has a MaxControls attribute that's set to 200 by default. I would like to increase this number but am concerned about possible Production performance issues and other negative side effects or unintended consequences.
Should I not be concerned? If there are negative side effects or unintended consequences that could arise, what are they? How high can I raise MaxControls and increase the number of controls in my pages without potentially causing a problem?
In our case, it's the asp:menu control's menu items in our master page that's pushing us over the limit of controls allowed. Why has Microsoft placed the default limit at 200? Has Microsoft or anyone published any useful information on this subject, like best practices?