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    preact-iso

    Isomorphic async tools for Preact.

    • Lazy-load components using lazy() and <ErrorBoundary>, which also enables progressive hydration.
    • Generate static HTML for your app using prerender(), waiting for lazy() components and data dependencies.
    • Implement async-aware client and server-side routing using <Router>, including seamless async transitions.

    lazy.js

    Make a lazily-loaded version of a Component. lazy() takes an async function that resolves to a Component, and returns a wrapper version of that Component. The wrapper component can be rendered right away, even though the component is only loaded the first time it is rendered.

    import { render } from 'preact';
    import { ErrorBoundary, lazy, Router } from 'preact-iso';
    
    // Synchronous, not code-splitted:
    // import Home from './routes/home.js';
    // import Profile from './routes/profile.js';
    
    // Asynchronous, code-splitted:
    const Home = lazy(() => import('./routes/home.js'));
    const Profile = lazy(() => import('./routes/profile.js'));
    
    const App = () => (
    	<ErrorBoundary>
    		<Router>
    			<Home path="/" />
    			<Profile path="/profile" />
    		</Router>
    	</ErrorBoundary>
    );
    
    render(<App />, document.body);

    prerender.js

    prerender() renders a Virtual DOM tree to an HTML string using preact-render-to-string. The difference is that it is asynchronous, and waits for any Promises thrown by components during rendering (Suspense-style) to resolve before returning the HTML. Nested promises also work, and the maximum depth can be controlled using the maxDepth option, which defaults to 10.

    The Promise returned from prerender() resolves to an Object with html and links[] properties. The html property contains your pre-rendered static HTML markup, and links is an Array of any non-external URL strings found in links on the generated page.

    import { ErrorBoundary, lazy, prerender } from 'preact-iso';
    
    // Asynchronous (throws a promise)
    const Foo = lazy(() => import('./foo.js'));
    
    const App = () => (
    	<ErrorBoundary>
    		<Foo path="/" />
    	</ErrorBoundary>
    );
    
    const { html, links } = await prerender(<App />, { maxDepth: 10 });

    hydrate.js

    hydrate() is a thin wrapper around Preact's hydrate() method. It performs hydration when the HTML for the current page includes pre-rendered output from prerender(). It falls back to plain rendering in any other cases, which is useful if you're not pre-rendering during development. This method also checks to make sure its running in a browser context before attempting any rendering - if not, it does nothing.

    import { hydrate } from 'preact-iso';
    
    const App = () => (
    	<div class="app">
    		<h1>Hello World</h1>
    	</div>
    );
    
    hydrate(<App />);

    router.js

    A simple router for Preact with conventional and hooks-based APIs. The <Router> component is async-aware: when transitioning from one route to another, if the incoming route suspends (throws a Promise), the outgoing route is preserved until the new one becomes ready.

    import { ErrorBoundary, lazy, LocationProvider, Router, useLocation } from 'preact-iso';
    
    // Asynchronous (throws a promise)
    const Home = lazy(() => import('./routes/home.js'));
    const Profile = lazy(() => import('./routes/profile.js'));
    const Profiles = lazy(() => import('./routes/profiles.js'));
    
    const App = () => (
    	<LocationProvider>
    		<ErrorBoundary>
    			<Router>
    				<Home path="/" />
    				<Profiles path="/profiles" />
    				<Profile path="/profiles/:id" />
    			</Router>
    		</ErrorBoundary>
    	</LocationProvider>
    );

    During prerendering, the generated HTML includes our full <Home> and <Profiles> component output because it waits for the lazy()-wrapped import() to resolve.

    You can use the useRoute hook to get information of the route you are currently on.

    Progressive Hydration: When the app is hydrated on the client, the route (Home or Profile in this case) suspends. This causes hydration for that part of the page to be deferred until the route's import() is resolved, at which point that part of the page automatically finishes hydrating.

    Seamless Routing: Switch switching between routes on the client, the Router is aware of asynchronous dependencies in routes. Instead of clearing the current route and showing a loading spinner while waiting for the next route (or its data), the router preserves the current route in-place until the incoming route has finished loading, then they are swapped.

    Nested Routing

    Nested routes are supported by using multiple Router components. Partially matched routes end with a wildcard /* and the remaining value will be past to continue matching with if there are any further routes.

    import { ErrorBoundary, LocationProvider, Router, Route } from 'preact-iso';
    
    function ProfileA() {
    	return <h2>A</h2>;
    }
    
    function ProfileB() {
    	return <h2>B</h2>;
    }
    
    function Profile() {
    	return (
    		<div>
    			<h1>Profile</h1>
    			<ErrorBoundary>
    				<Router>
    					<Route path="/a" component={ProfileA} />
    					<Route path="/b" component={ProfileB} />
    				</Router>
    			<ErrorBoundary>
    		</div>
    	);
    }
    
    const App = () => (
    	<LocationProvider>
    		<ErrorBoundary>
    			<Router>
    				<Route path="/profiles/*" component={Profile} />
    			</Router>
    		</ErrorBoundary>
    	</LocationProvider>
    );

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    npm i preact-iso

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    Version

    2.3.0

    License

    MIT

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    • marvinhagemeister
    • jdecroock
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