While reviewing if an item was published in the Web database, I noticed some items showed the locked gutter icon.

  • Is there a change in behavior with respect to viewing the published site if an item is locked?
  • Does the Access Result cache have any relationship to these locked items?
  • Should I care if items are locked in the Web database?


Lock is purely a mechanism used by the Editor interfaces. I has no bearing on any of the Apis, any of the caching or any other sort of effect on the live site running off "web".

One can't prove a negative, so I can't point you to a specific official document stating this. Take it from experience.

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