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JavaScript React Router 4 Basics Going Further with Routing Using URL Parameters

Andrey Konovalenko
Andrey Konovalenko
9,409 Points

sub url dose'not work in react-router project

Hi. I have problem with rendering sub url in react-router project.

After I added <Route path="/teachers" component={Featured} /> in App.js And put sub url in browser: http://localhost:9000/teachers/alena Featured component dose not render at all. React dose not work. And I have Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token < in bundle.js:1 file but bundle.js has the following form:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="public/favicon.ico">
      Notice the use of %PUBLIC_URL% in the tag above.
      It will be replaced with the URL of the `public` folder during the build.
      Only files inside the `public` folder can be referenced from the HTML.
Andrey Konovalenko
Andrey Konovalenko
9,409 Points

I found the way to solve the problem. I adde <base href="/" /> tag to my index.html file. But I still do not understand why it helps, and what I should change in my webpack.config.js file or app.js to fix this issue without adding a new tag to index.html file My webpack.config.js

const path = require('path');
module.exports = {
    entry: __dirname + '/src/index.js',
    output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'public'),

    watch: true,
    module: {
        loaders: [
                test: /\.js$/,
                exclude: /node_modules/,
                loader: 'babel-loader'
                test: /\.css$/,
                use: [

My app.js

import React from 'react';
import {
} from 'react-router-dom';

// App compontents

import Header from './Header';
import Home from './Home';
import About from './About';
import Teachers from './Teachers';
import Courses from './Courses';
import NotFound from './NotFound';
import Featured from './Featured';

const App = () => (
    <div className="container">
        <Route exact path="/" component={Home}/>
        <Route path="/about" component={About}/>
        <Route exact path="/teachers" component={Teachers}/>
        <Route path="/teachers" component={Featured}/>
        <Route path="/courses" component={Courses}/>
        <Route component={NotFound}/>

export default App;

my server.js

const express = require('express');
const path = require('path');
const morgan = require('morgan');
const app = express();
const port = process.env.PORT || 9000;

// Setup logger
app.use(morgan(':remote-addr - :remote-user [:date[clf]] ":method :url HTTP/:http-version" :status :res[content-length] :response-time ms'));

// Serve static assets
app.use(express.static(path.resolve(__dirname, 'public')));

//Always return the main index.html, so react-router render the route in the client
app.get('*', (req, res) => {
    res.sendFile(path.resolve(__dirname, 'public', 'index.html'));

//make our app listen fo incoming requests on the port assigned aboves
app.listen(port, () => {
    console.log(`SERVER RUNNING ... PORT: ${port}`);