Drab v0.7.1 Release Notes

  • This version is a step forward for creating component-like pieces of code with Drab, with enhanced Shared Commanders and possibility to pass additional argument to the handler function.

    Finally, most functions got their own @spec and Drab is now dialyzable.

    โš  Warning!

    โฌ†๏ธ Drab.Live cache DETS has changed, please ensure your "*.drab templates are recompiled after the upgrade.

    ๐Ÿ†• New Features

    Define Shared Commander with drab-commander on all children nodes

    If you add drab-commander attribute to any tag, all children of this tag will use Shared Commander defined in this tag. Notice it will not redefine nodes, which already has Shared Commander defined.

    Thus this:

    <div drab-commander="DrabExample.SharedCommander">
      <button drab-click="button1_clicked">1</button>
      <button drab-click="button2_clicked">1</button>
      <button drab-click="DrabExample.AnotherCommander.button3_clicked">1</button>

    is equivalent of:

      <button drab-click="DrabExample.SharedCommander.button1_clicked">1</button>
      <button drab-click="DrabExample.SharedCommander.button2_clicked">1</button>
      <button drab-click="DrabExample.AnotherCommander.button3_clicked">1</button>

    โž• Additional argument for handlers

    Since this version you may create handler with arity of 3, and pass the additional parameter using parenthesis after the handler name in drab attribute:

    <button drab-click='button_clicked(42)'>

    This will run button_clicked/3 instead of button_clicked/2 in your Commander:

    def button_clicked(socket, sender, the_answer_for_the_ultimate_question)

    The attribute is evaluated on the client side, so it could be any valid JS expression:

    <button drab-click='button_clicked({the_answer: 42})'>
    <button drab-click='button_clicked(window.location)'>


    Analogically to drab-commander attribute, there is a drab-argument to set this argument for more nodes. Notice that the existing arguments are not overwritten, so this:

    <div drab-argument='42'>
      <button drab-click='button_clicked'>
      <button drab-click='button_clicked(43)'>

    is the equivalent to:

    <button drab-click='button_clicked(42)'>
    <button drab-click='button_clicked(43)'>

    ๐ŸŒฒ Client-side errors now appears in the application log

    For developer happines, all client-side errors are now displayed both on JS console and on the Phoenix side.


    <button drab=":wrong">


    [error] Browser reports: Drab attribute value ':wrong' is incorrect.

    ๐Ÿ›  Bugfixes

    • Parent/child expression case in Drab.Live (#71) solved
    • โšก๏ธ Updated floki to 0.20; fixed #76
    • ๐Ÿ›  Special case for outerHTML in Drab.Element.set_prop, fixed #80
    • ๐Ÿ›  Special case for HTMLOptionsCollection; fixed #75