Routing Namespaces

You can create a-la-carte namespaces for URL routes. Namespaces are cool groupings of routes according to a specific URL entry point. So you can say that all URLs that start with /testing will be found in the testing namespace and it will iterate through the namespace routes until it matches one of them.

Much how modules work, where you have a module entry point, you can create virtual entry point to ANY route by namespacing it. This route can be a module a non-module, package, or whatever you like. You start off by registering the namespace using the addNamespace( pattern, namespace ) method or the fluent route().toNamespaceRouting() method.

addNamespace( pattern="/testing", namespace="test" );
route( "/testing" ).toNamespaceRouting( "test" );

addNamespace( pattern="/news", namespace="blog" );
route( "/news" ).toNamespaceRouting( "blog" );

Once you declare the namespace you can use the grouping functionality to declare all the namespace routes or you can use a route().withNamespace() combination.

// Via Grouping
route( "/news" ).toNamespaceRouting( "blog" )
	.group( { namespace = "blog" }, function(){
		route( "/", "blog.index" )
  		.route( "/:year-numeric?/:month-numeric?/:day-numeric?", "blog.archives" );
	} );

// Via Routing DSL
addNamespace( "/news", "blog" );
route( "/" )
  .withNameSpace( "blog" )
  .to( "blog.index" );

route( "/:year-numeric?/:month-numeric?/:day-numeric?" )
  .withNameSpace( "blog" )
  .to( "blog.archives" );

Hint You can also register multiple URL patterns that point to the same namespace

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