In this article, we are going to discuss the TAGS  IN FATWIRE THAT LOG DEPENDENCIES The following are the tags that log dependencies.

The render:logdep Tag:

This is the most common tag, that every Fatwire programmer knows. This tag is used in situations, in which your code can obtain an asset’s data without actually loading the asset.In such a case, be sure to log the compositional dependency yourself with the render:logdep tag. According to the Developer’s guide, “Use the RENDER.LOGDEP tag if your template uses tags that obtain an asset’s data without loading the asset, such as ASSET.CHILDREN.”

At the beginning of the element for each CSElement asset, you include the following line of code:
<render:logdep cid=”Variables.eid” c=”CSElement”/>

At the beginning of the element for a Template asset, the render.logdep statement would be as follows:
<render:logdep cid=”Variables.tid” c=”template”/>

When you try to create a Template or a CSElement, Content Server automatically includes an appropriate render:logdep statement in the code.

The following is the syntax for logdep:

JSP Syntax:

<render:logdep asset=”asset name” cid=”asset id” c=”asset type”/>

XML Syntax:

<RENDER.LOGDEP ASSET=”asset name” CID=”asset id” C=”asset type”/>

The render:unknowndeps Tag:

Use the <render:unknowndeps/> tag when there are dependent assets but that there is no way to predict the identities of those assets because they came from a query or change frequently. You use this tag to cover those coding situations in which you truly cannot determine what the dependent assets might be.

When a compositional dependency is set to “unknown,” it means the page must be regenerated during each Export to Disk publishing session and updated in the page caches after each Mirror to Server publishing session, whether it needs it or not. This tag causes the page or pagelet to be regenerated at every publish because the dependencies cannot be determined. This means that you should use this tag sparingly.

This tag logs a compositional dependency of “unknown” for the rendered page.

The following is the syntax for logdep:

JSP Syntax:


XML Syntax:


You must use this tag carefully because the more pages that must be regenerated, the longer it takes to publish your site.

  1. srangach says:

    I have question here KK. if you can help me out it will be fine ??? Just in case if you know just get back to me

    render:logdep is the one generated by fatwire CS and it sole purpose is to obtain the asset’s data without actually loading the asset. But my question is like if we remove this render:logdep will our template / CS element will fail to load .. any idea dude ??? have u tested this situation???

  2. KK says:

    Suresh… the logdep is used to log the dependencies for the assets. If we remove the logdep line, which is provided by default, the code still works. But, any dependencies of the assets will not be logged. And hence, finally the publishing fails.
    So, It is not advisable to remove the logdep line.

  3. KK says:

    Welcome Suresh…:)

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