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Stimulus Prefetch

A Stimulus controller that prefetch in-viewport links.

Installation

$ yarn add stimulus-prefetch

And use it in your JS file:

// Probably in app/javascript/controllers/index.js

import { Application } from '@hotwired/stimulus'
import Prefetch from 'stimulus-prefetch'

const application = Application.start()
application.register('prefetch', Prefetch)

πŸ‘€ Demo

See demo

Usage

<a href="/about" data-controller="prefetch">About</a>.

Note: To improve performance, links will only be prefetched if they are in the viewport and if the user isn't on a slow connection.

πŸŽ› Extending Controller

You can use inheritance to extend the functionality of any Stimulus component:

import Prefetch from 'stimulus-prefetch'

export default class extends Prefetch {
  connect() {
    super.connect()
    console.log('Do what you want here.')
  }
}

This controller will automatically have access to targets defined in the parent class.

If you override the connect, disconnect or any other methods from the parent, you'll want to call super.method() to make sure the parent functionality is executed.

β˜•οΈ Sponsors

Stimulus Component is an MIT licensed open source project and completely free to use. However, the amount of effort needed to maintain and develop new features for the project is not sustainable without proper financial backing. You can support Stimulus Components development on Github Sponsors. πŸ™

πŸ‘· Contributing

Do not hesitate to contribute to the project by adapting or adding features ! Bug reports or pull requests are welcome.

Don’t forget to drop a 🌟 on Github to support the project.

πŸ“ License

This project is released under the MIT license.