Sprinkles can also “bake” a project into a static website, acting as a static site generator. Simple run
sprinkles -bake in the project root, and sprinkles will create a static website in
./baked under the project root.
How It Works
In order to generate a static website, sprinkles uses the same request handling logic as it would for serving a project dynamically; it just writes the output to a file that matches the URL path, rather than sending it over HTTP. It does this recursively, that is, it starts at the project root (
/), and then follows all links and references (except for those pointing to off-site locations).
- Obviously, baking only works for content that doesn’t change between requests. For example, a weather website that pulls weather data from an external API and renders it as HTML, won’t work - the API would be called once, while baking, and then the static site would forever display the weather for the time of baking, rather than current weather.
POSTrequests nor query string parameters currently work. This is because there is no obvious mapping from either of these to local file names. So if you intend to bake your project into a static site, do not use these features.
- Sprinkles will only include URLs in the baking process that are reachable from the root URL and produce a