Skip to content

<Link>

Note:

This is the web version of <Link>. For the React Native version, go here.

Type declaration
declare function Link(props: LinkProps): React.ReactElement;

interface LinkProps
  extends Omit<
    React.AnchorHTMLAttributes<HTMLAnchorElement>,
    "href"
  > {
  replace?: boolean;
  state?: any;
  to: To;
  reloadDocument?: boolean;
}

type To = Partial<Location> | string;

A <Link> is an element that lets the user navigate to another page by clicking or tapping on it. In react-router-dom, a <Link> renders an accessible <a> element with a real href that points to the resource it's linking to. This means that things like right-clicking a <Link> work as you'd expect. You can use <Link reloadDocument> to skip client side routing and let the browser handle the transition normally (as if it were an <a href>).

import * as React from "react";
import { Link } from "react-router-dom";

function UsersIndexPage({ users }) {
  return (
    <div>
      <h1>Users</h1>
      <ul>
        {users.map((user) => (
          <li key={user.id}>
            <Link to={user.id}>{user.name}</Link>
          </li>
        ))}
      </ul>
    </div>
  );
}

A relative <Link to> value (that does not begin with /) resolves relative to the parent route, which means that it builds upon the URL path that was matched by the route that rendered that <Link>. It may contain .. to link to routes further up the hierarchy. In these cases, .. works exactly like the command-line cd function; each .. removes one segment of the parent path.

Note:

<Link to> with a .. behaves differently from a normal <a href> when the current URL ends with /. <Link to> ignores the trailing slash, and removes one URL segment for each ... But an <a href> value handles .. differently when the current URL ends with / vs when it does not.