Sites renders content in three ways:
Sites determines how to render content by using an argument named
rendermode, which has three primary settings:
export- uses the Export to Disk publishing method to create static HTML files
live- invokes Sites to serve content dynamically
preview- invokes Sites to render a selected asset in a browser pointed at a management or development system
rendermode is set through the
resargs of page entries in the SiteCatalog table. When Sites creates page entries for templates, it sets
rendermode as an argument in the
resargs columns for that entry and sets it to
live. If you export or preview an asset that uses that template, Sites sets rendermode to
preview, as appropriate.
render tags process your page and element requests and create URLs and arguments for URLs. Some of the tags (
render.satellitepage , for example) function similarly to tags that are available through Sites or Sites-Satellite. However, the
render tags preserve the Sites rendering environment and the variables needed in that environment without requiring additional code.