So far my journey with
turbolinks hasn’t been too bad; I write my slop and things work as I’d expect them to. I knew this streak of good luck was bound to come to an end at some point and today is the day.
I had the misfortune of attempting to implement simple anchor tags. At first I thought I had made a typo but upon checking my code everything was fine. Another test and I noticed the damned
.turbolinks-progress-bar appearing onclick. It was clear
turbolinks had mistook my anchor link and was intercepting the click like it should be doing with other links. Things got strange when adding
data-no-turbolinks yielded the same results..
After googling I found a closed issue that had apparently been resolved. Checked my
turbolinks version and we’ve got the latest and greatest. Hastily closed issue back in 2014 leads us to the same issue in present day. There’s a bit of discussion on the issue but doesn’t look like anyone has offered a PR to resolve the issue :(
There are a few snippets to override the default behavior that could prove useful but this is something that I’d expect the
turbolinks to have ironed out.
Because I don’t mind writing an
onclick for the links I’ll probably implement something like this for a similar effect
I’m definitely disappointed in
turbolinks for failing me on this instance but will continue on this less travelled mysterious path DHH wants me to believe in.