Running JS on New Pages

Taxi can reload and run js present on a fetched page during the navigation cycle. This is especially useful when working with traditional CMSs such as WordPress or Magento, or if you wanted to split your js if you have a particularly heavy page.

It will also parse and execute inline js, allowing you to add data to the window object for example.

If enabled, this feature will run just after the NAVIGATE_IN event, after the new content has been appended to the DOM, but before the Renderer.onEnter method is called.

Choosing which scripts are reloaded

By default, only scripts with the data-taxi-reload attribute are reloaded after a navigation.

<!-- reloaded -->
<script src="/foo.js" data-taxi-reload />

<!-- this is not reloaded -->
<script src="/bar.js" />

In certain situations, you may not have control over the <script /> tags directly. Luckily reloadJsFilter accepts a callback function to filter scripts on the new page and decide which to load.

Your callback is passed the script element, and must return a boolean indicating whether the script should be reloaded or not (you could check the src or id attributes for example).

Here is the default callback for reloadJsFilter:

 (element) => element.dataset.taxiReload !== undefined

and here is a custom example:

import { Core } from '@unseenco/taxi'

const taxi = new Core({
  reloadJsFilter: (element) => element.dataset.taxiReload !== undefined || element.src?.match('myscript.js')

Disabling this feature

Just set reloadJsFilter to false when initing Taxi:

import { Core } from '@unseenco/taxi'

const taxi = new Core({
  reloadJsFilter: false
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