Prevent calling parent when nested ui-sref

Issue

Let say I have nested DOMs and each has ui-sref for different angular-ui-router state. I want to click outer to only alert outer and click inner to only alert inner. Currently if I click inner, it will alert both outer and inner state.

HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html ng-app="plunker">

  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>AngularJS Plunker</title>
    <script>document.write('<base href="' + document.location + '" />');</script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <script data-require="angular.js@1.2.x" src="http://code.angularjs.org/1.2.13/angular.js" data-semver="1.2.13"></script>
    <script data-require="ui-router@0.2.8" data-semver="0.2.8" src="http://angular-ui.github.io/ui-router/release/angular-ui-router.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </head>

  <body ng-controller="MainCtrl">
    <a ui-sref="outer" style="width:300px;height:300px;background:yellow;">
      Outer
            <span ui-sref="inner" style="width:100px;height:100px;background:red;">Inner</span>
    </a>
  </body>

</html>

Javascript:

var app = angular.module('plunker', ['ui.router']);

'use strict';

app.config(['$stateProvider', '$urlRouterProvider', '$locationProvider', function($stateProvider, $urlRouterProvider, $locationProvider) {

  $stateProvider
    .state("outer", {
      url: "/outer",
      resolve: {
        test: function() {
          alert("Triggered state outer");
          return true;
        }
      }
    })
    .state("inner", {
      url: "/inner",
      resolve: {
        test: function() {
          alert("Triggered state inner");
          return true;
        }
      }
    });

}]);


app.controller('MainCtrl', function($scope) {
});

Link: http://plnkr.co/edit/yzgUAA3lLwkF9svzczl3?p=preview

Questions:

  1. How to prevent inner to trigger outer state?

  2. Should I implement some kind of stopImmediatePropagation for the inner DOM so it won’t trigger the parent DOM’s ui-sref?

  3. Are there alternatives? Maybe using $state.go manually?

UPDATE 1:

I cannot change HTML due to requirement. This is just a simplified version because in my code, the outer element is very large containing other elements.

Solution

This works

<a ui-sref="outer" style="width:300px;height:300px;background:yellow;">
  Outer
        <span ui-sref="inner" style="width:100px;height:100px;background:red;" ng-click="$event.stopPropagation()">Inner</span>
</a>

I didn’t know you can add ng-click="$event.stopPropagation()" in the same element as ui-sref

Answered By – HP.

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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