I'm looking for some sort of documentation which explains in detail how rerendering works.
The reason is, that I need to pack most of my datatables in a4j:outputPanels components which have the ajaxRendered=true attribute to get them to rerender properly, as it has mostly no effect when I specify there id in the rerender tag of a button (which is NOT ajaxSingle or immediate). This triggers database querys I don't need at all, so I want to get rid of that behaviour.
Something to start from: http://docs.jboss.org/richfaces/latest_3_3_X/en/devguide/html/ArchitectureOverview.html. Please post example code for the data table not being re-rendered if not enclosed into a4j:outputPanel + RichFaces version information.