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    Routing in Umbraco

    This section describes what the Umbraco Request Pipeline is, how Umbraco matches a document to a given request and how it generates a URL for a document.

    Request pipeline

    What is the pipeline

    The request pipeline is the process of building up the URL for a node, resolving a request to a specified node and making sure that the right content is sent back.

    what is the pipeline

    For a detailed description see Stephan's slide deck for his presentation on the Umbraco Pipeline.

    Outbound vs Inbound

    The pipeline works bidirectional: inbound and outbound.

    Outbound is the process of building up a URL for a requested node. Inbound is every request received by the web server and handled by Umbraco.

    Customizing the pipeline

    This section will describe the components that you can use to modify Umbraco's request pipeline: IContentFinder & IUrlProvider