How I use event delegation with Reef
In my last post, I wrote about my preferred approach for event delegation. I like to attach my event listeners as close as possible to the target elements. Here’s how I do that in Reef, a small library my friend Chris Ferdinandi created. It lets you create reactive, state-based components with much less overhead than the big frameworks like React.
The first argument to the Reef constructor is the selector for the element you want to render your UI into. You can pass in a string like
#app, but I actually prefer to pass in a direct call to the
I could save it to a variable first, like
root, but this would be superfluous. The new Reef instance stores the element under its
elem property, meaning I can access the
#app element by using
app.elem. There’s no need to assign it to a variable beforehand, hence the direct call to
This means that I can attach my event listeners to
app.elem instead of the
I explained why this is a good idea in my last post 👍
If you have questions, feedback, or any other suggestions, please do email me. I'd love to hear from you!