Hello, I’m writing to propose adding
active_link_to to the ActionView UrlHelpers
The active_link_to gem has been a staple in most Rails applications I’ve worked in. In even the most basic applications, highlighting the current page in navigation is something every Rails dev has done over and over.
While the gem has been great, in Rails fashion I would propose a slimmed-down version to help provide for this low-hanging fruit. Seeing
current_page?, it seems the intent of this functionality is almost there, but you still end up having to do some gymnastics to achieve the desired result. Existing solutions tend to revolve around monkey-patching or class manipulation via helpers or inline view logic. That, or you grab a gem.
it will have the same method signature(s) aslink_to`
active_link_towill append ‘active’ to the link element’s class if the link’s path == the current request path
- class can be modified with an
I have already monkey-patched this solution in my own projects, and the new code should be minimal. I’d be happy to open the PR with tests/documentation.
Thank you for your consideration!