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FAQ

How do I find the Rails route for a page?

The easiest way is to type the following in the browser while on the page in question:

document.body.dataset.page

Find here the source code setting the attribute.

The clipboard_button uses the copy_to_clipboard.js behaviour, which is initialized on page load, so if there are vue-based clipboard buttons that don’t exist at page load (such as ones in a GlModal), they do not have the click handlers associated with the clipboard package.

modal_copy_button was added that manages an instance of the clipboard plugin specific to the instance of that component, which means that clipboard events are bound on mounting and destroyed when the button is, mitigating the above issue. It also has bindings to a particular container or modal ID available, to work with the focus trap created by our GlModal.