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Aleks Dahlberg
Aleks Dahlberg
19,103 Points

Working with routing for Express and Pug (formally jade)

I am having trouble linking to a url for an individual post. Unsure if the problem is with jade or my express middleware.

pug - The a tag is the main focus here. The href should link to an individual post using the item.id as an identifier.

    each post in posts
        a(href='/users/feed/#{post.id}') #{post.title}

express - getting a singular post works fine when the id of a post is put directly into a url bar (e.g copy and paste the id - localhost:5000/users/feed/ididididididididid) but does not work when clicking the pug href (instead the url bar show localhost:5000/users/feed/#{post.id})

The pug href does not even register the GET to /users/feed/:id, in the log is shows the GET as /users/feed/

//singular post routes
router.get('/feed/:id', function (req, res, next) {
  var id = req.params.id;
  Post.findById(id, function (err, post) {
    if (err) {
    return res.render("post", { post:post })

Can post the rest of the code if need be.

Any help greatly appreciated :)

1 Answer

Igor Yamshchykov
Igor Yamshchykov
24,397 Points


a(href='/users/feed/' + post.id) #{post.title}

This might help

I'm not sure about it, but my guess is that jade doesn't compile href='/users/feed/#{post.id}' this kind of cause you either would need to make something like href='/users/feed/##{post.id}' as the hash sign is posible in href and this doesn't look very good, at least to me.

Aleks Dahlberg
Aleks Dahlberg
19,103 Points

As simple as that ae! Thanks a lot. I didn't think about that, strange all tutorials point to the way I did it, might be an outdated method.

Thanks again :)