# Basic Routes

As shown in the intro, a simple route is comprised of a path and a view, passed in via Route.view(), which returns a new Route instance.

To expand on that, Routisan will automatically sanitize slashes on your behalf, injecting them where they’re needed, and removing them where they’re not (this includes removing extra consecutive slashes).

Route.view('about', 'About')
Route.view('/company/', 'Company')

These two routes will be compiled as /about and /company, respectively.

When you use nested routes, the leading slashes will automatically be omitted – more on that in the Nesting Routes section.

# Named Views

If you’re using named views, you’ll want to declare additional views that VueRouter will render. This can be done with the optional third argument, additionalViews:

Route.view('about', 'About', {
  sidebar: 'Sidebars/About',
  navigator: 'Navigators/About'
})

Internally, Routisan does not provide the component key to the compiled route. Rather, it provides a components key, and always sets the default to the provided second argument. By doing this, we simplify the compilation process, where an additional check is no longer required.

# Named Routes

Support for named routes is baked into Routisan, using the name() method on an existing Route instance:

Route.view('account', 'ManageAccount').name('manage-account')

To expand on this functionality, Routisan introduces similar behaviour that comes from Laravel’s router, where nested names are automatically cascaded, using the character-separator of your choice (defaults to a .). Unlike Laravel, however, you do not need to suffix the parent name with the separator – this will be done for you. More on this in the “Nesting Routes” section.

If you’d like to use a different character-separator, you can define that character in the Factory:

Factory.withNameSeparator('-')

# Aliasing Routes

To make a route accessible from two URIs, simply use the alias() method on an existing Route instance:

Route('about', 'About').alias('about-us')

The About view will now be available to both /about and /about-us.

Last Updated: 1/10/2021, 7:51:40 AM