Client-side transitions with <a> element

In Saber, client-side transitions between routes can be enabled via <a> elements:

Basic example, ./pages/index.vue:

    <h1>Welcome to Saber!</h1>
    <a href="/about.html">About</a>

It also works in Markdown since links are transformed to <a> elements as well.

Internally, <a> elements are converted to a built-in component <saber-link>, so these are equivalent:

<a href="/about.html">About</a>
<saber-link to="/about.html">About</saber-link>

<saber-link> will be rendered as <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> element if the link is an absolute URL (like, otherwise it's rendered as Vue Router's <router-link> component.

Reference local pages

You can use the <a> element to reference local pages by filename:

<a href="./">About</a> converted to:

<saber-link to="/about.html">About</saber-link>

This is useful if you're not sure what the permalink is or you might change the permalink format in the future.

Disable this with saber-ignore

If you dont' want to use <a> for client-side transitions, you can use the saber-ignore attribute:

<a saber-ignore href="/">Home</a>

Then this will be rendered as <a> instead of <router-link> and make the browser fully reload the page.