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Vue router's link active class naming convention (BEM) #3007

webcoderkz opened this issue Oct 22, 2019 · 1 comment


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@webcoderkz webcoderkz commented Oct 22, 2019

What problem does this feature solve?

Right now, we can override a class name for an active router link menu, but it doesn't solve a problem, if we have, for example, 2 different navbar's across our web application. I am using BEM (, so let's say if i override an active class name to "navbar__link_active" in the first navbar (parent is "navbar" class), then i would get the same class name in my 2nd navbar, though i have a different parent class on it "footer-menu", so it should have "footer-menu__link_active" class ideally.

code example:

// i overrided an active class to "navbar__link_active"
<ul class="navbar">
  <router-link class="navbar__link navbar__link_active">Menu 1 is active</router-link>
  <router-link class="navbar__link">Menu 2</router-link>
  <router-link class="navbar__link">Menu 3</router-link>

// 2nd navbar
<ul class="footer-navbar">
  <router-link class="footer-navbar navbar__link_active">Menu 1 is active</router-link>
  <router-link class="footer-navbar">Menu 2</router-link>
  <router-link class="footer-navbar">Menu 3</router-link>
// notice here, an active class would be the same, as for the 1st navbar, that's not what i wanted, instead it should be "footer-navbar__link_active"

What does the proposed API look like?

There should be a setting in a router instance config, to set an active class for specific menus or something like that.


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@posva posva commented Oct 23, 2019

use the active-class prop if you need to change the active class of a link. Choosing BEM or any other css framework doesn't affect the router, you apply classes the same way

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