A router based on the hapijs call module targeted at the browser

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import coordinate from '';



A router for client-side (browser) JS applications.


  • implements the routing strategy from HapiJS (uses call under the covers)
  • emits events instead of calling callbacks of function handlers when a route is hit
  • supports using the url hash or the HTML5 history API

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This module makes use of a Makefile for building/testing purposes. After obtaining a copy of the repo, run the following commands to make sure everything is in working condition before you start your work:

make install
make test

Before committing a change to your fork/branch, run the following commands to make sure nothing is broken:

make test
make test-cov

Don't forget to bump the version in the package.json using the semver spec as a guide for which part to bump. Submit a pull request when your work is complete.


  • Please do your best to ensure the code coverage does not drop. If new unit tests are required to maintain the same level of coverage, please include those in your pull request.
  • Please follow the same coding/formatting practices that have been established in the module.


npm install coordinate


This module assumes that you are using browserify to bundle your client-side code.

To use the router, require it in and initialize it like so:

var router = require('coordinate').getInstance(),
    routes = [ '/', '/users', '/users/{userId}' ];

router.on('change', function(data) {
    console.log(data.route);       // the string route that was hit
    console.log(data.path);        // the raw path
    console.log(data.queryString); // the raw query string is on the url
    console.log(data.queryPath);   // the parsed query string object
    console.log(data.params);      // an object that contains any path parameters
    console.log(data.context);     // context data that was passed to the router.go method
    console.log(data.history);     // an Array of strings that contain the past paths that were navigated to

router.initialize({ routes: routes });


The following methods are available on the router instance:


Initializes the routes. This method must be called before any of the other methods.


An object that contains the information needed to configure the router.


A collection of valid routes.



The root path that all routes are appended to. For example, if the root is set to '/api', and there is a route '/users', then the expected full path would either be '/api/users' or '/api/#/users' depending on whether it is using the URL hash or HTML5 history API.

Defaults to '/'


A flag that denotes whether the provided route paths should be considered case sensitive or not.

Defaults to false


A flag that denotes whether or not to use the hash for route paths, or to use the HTML5 history API.

Defaults to false

go(path:String, context:Object)

Looks up the route associated to the path, changes the hash or url in the browser, and emits a change event with the route that was hit, the path parameters, the query string values, the context that was passed, and an array of the history of previous paths hit.


The MIT License (MIT)