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Route configuration

The routing configuration is a hierarchical structure used to describe the entire Dojo application, associating outlet ids to a routing path. The routing path can be nested using children which enables building a routing structure that can accurately reflect the requirements of the application.

The routing configuration API is constructed with the following properties:

  • path: string: The routing path segment to match in the URL.
  • outlet: string: The outlet id used to render widgets to the associated routing path.
  • defaultRoute: boolean (optional): Marks the outlet as default, the application will redirect to this route automatically if no route or an unknown route is found on application load.
  • defaultParams: { [index: string]: string } (optional): Associated default parameters (path and query), required if the default route has required params.
  • children: RouteConfig[] (optional): Nested child routing configuration.


export default [
        path: 'home',
        outlet: 'home',
        defaultRoute: true
        path: 'about',
        outlet: 'about-overview',
        children: [
                path: '{services}',
                outlet: 'about-services'
                path: 'company',
                outlet: 'about-company'
                path: 'history',
                outlet: 'about-history'

This example would register the following routes and outlets:

URL Path Outlet
/home home
/about about-overview
/about/company about-company
/about/history about-history
/about/knitting about-services
/about/sewing about-services

The about-services outlet has been registered to match any path after /about This is at odds with the other registered outlets, about-company and about-history, however Dojo routing ensures that the correct outlet is matched in these scenarios.