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can-view-href (DEPRECATED)

The href plugin have been deprecated in favor of the routeUrl helper instead like: href="{{routeUrl prop=value}}". It will still be maintained up to 3.0 and potentially after. Projects using can-view-href should consider switching to the routeUrl helper

Build Status

Make flexible route links


  • Signature: can-href='{[attrName=attrValue...]}
  • Parameters
    • attrName - {String}
    • attrValue can.stache.key

Sets an element's href attribute so that it's url will set the specified attribute values on [can.route].

With no pretty routing rules, the following:

<li><a can-href='{page="recipe" id=5}'>{{}}</a></li>


<li><a href='#!&page=5&id=5'>{{}}</a></li>

If pretty route is defined like:


The previous use of can-href will instead produce:

<li><a href='#!page/5'>{{}}</a></li>

You can use values from stache's scope like:

<li><a can-href='{page="recipe" id=recipeId}'>{{}}</a></li>

If recipeId was 6:

<li><a href='#!page/6'>{{}}</a></li>

If recipeId is observable and changes to 7:

<li><a href='#!page/7'>{{}}</a></li>

Making Changes

Making a Build

To make a build of the distributables into dist/ in the cloned repository run

npm install
node build

Running the tests

Tests can run in the browser by opening a webserver and visiting the test.html page. Automated tests that run the tests from the command line in Firefox can be run with

npm test