Client-side templates are an industry standard for rendering the user interface at run time. By using client-side templates, you ensure that your application loads faster, generates less server requests, and minimizes server traffic.
Pega Platform applications default to client-side templates as of the 7.3.1. release. While the technology is backwards compatible and components from earlier releases of Pega Platform continue to work with client-side templates, server-side templates do not support controls and solutions developed after the 7.3.1 release. For these controls to work correctly, the entire hierarchy of containers that host them must use client-side templates. For example, a Multi-select list can operate correctly in an optimized table that is nested in a dynamic layout, but not in an optimized table in a custom HTML section.
The following controls support only client-side templates:
- Multi-select list
- Date Time
The following containers use client-side templates:
- AJAX container
- Dynamic layout group
- Optimized Table