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router()

Syntax: router(rootSelector, routes)
Example: router()

There are two uses for the router() function:

1. Turning a Multi Page Application (MPA) into a Single Page Application (SPA)

The router() function initiates SPA like routing functionality for an MPA. This removes the necessity for page navigations and makes the application more responsive, while keeping multiple HTML files. Imagine Turbo Drive, but powered by Million, and significantly more simpler.

import { router } from 'million/router';

router();

// to only swap the body:
router('body');

2. Creating client side routes for a SPA

router also accepts a routes parameter, which skips fetching if you have predefined virtual nodes. For example:

import { _, m } from 'million';
import { router, createRoute } from 'million/router';

router()
  .setRoute(
    '/',
    createRoute(
      m('div', _, ['You are at /', m('a', { href: '/foo' }, ['Go to /foo'])]),
    ),
  )
  .setRoute(
    '/foo',
    createRoute(
      m('div', _, ['You are at /foo', m('a', { href: '/' }, ['Go to /'])]),
    ),
  );

reload() and million:navigate event

You can use a global event handler to listen on the million:navigate event.

window.addEventListener('million:navigate', (event) => {
  console.log(`Navigating to ${event.detail.url}`);
});

If you have client side scripts that run DOM modifications upon load, you can use the reload() function.

import { reload } from 'million/router';

reload(() => {
  document.title += ' - reloaded';
});
Last updated on May 3, 2022