NavigateEvent.info

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The info read-only property of the NavigateEvent interface returns the info data value passed by the initiating navigation operation (e.g. Navigation.back(), or Navigation.navigate()), or undefined if no info data was passed.

Value

The info value passed by the initiating navigation operation, or undefined if none was passed.

Examples

One example of how info might be used is to trigger different single-page navigation renderings depending on how a certain route was reached. For example, consider a photo gallery app, where you can reach the same photo URL and state via various routes. You might want to use a different animation to show the photo for each route.

navigation.addEventListener("navigate", (event) => {
  if (isPhotoNavigation(event)) {
    event.intercept({ async handler() {
      switch (event.info.?via) {
        case "go-left": {
          await animateLeft();
          break;
        }
        case "go-right": {
          await animateRight();
          break;
        }
        case "gallery": {
          await animateZoomFromThumbnail(event.info.thumbnail);
          break;
        }
      }

      // TODO: actually load the photo.
    } });
  }
});

Specifications

Specification
Navigation API
# dom-navigateevent-info

Browser compatibility

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See also