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BaseLink activePropName prop Boolean value causes a warning in React 16

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The activePropName prop on the BaseLink component causes a warning in React 16 due to being assigned a Boolean value.

For example, this component:

<Link to='/' activePropName='active'>

will produce this warning:

Warning: Received `true` for a non-boolean attribute `active`.

If you want to write it to the DOM, pass a string instead: active="true" or active={value.toString()}.

As the warning message suggests, this can be solved by changing the prop value from a Boolean to a String.

Note: this can also be solved without a change to the codebase by using a data attribute:

<Link to='/' activePropName='data-active'>

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Comments:7 (4 by maintainers)

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taioncommented, Jan 4, 2018

Yeah, I mean, it’s the sort of thing that should probably take functional children like:

<Link to="/">
  {active => <NavItem active={active}>Whatever</NavItem>}

But activePropName is less typing, and this is a fairly common pattern anyway.

lukehedgercommented, Jan 4, 2018

Ah ok, I see - so you would always use activePropName with the Component prop and a custom anchor.

This makes complete sense - thanks for clarifying!

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