Status: REJECTED

Champion: Unknown

RFC created: 1970/01/01

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Two-ways Bindings

Provide a simple, yet robust way to declare two ways data bound attributes via template.

Two-ways Attributes

In some edge cases, an attribute must be set to a value, but also allow the receiver of the attribute to mutate the source property from the provider, to conform with a two-ways binding mechanism. For that, the template offers the model: annotation:

<template>
    <foo-bar model:price={state.x} />
</template>

The model: annotation only work with state values. You can't not use model: annotation for static values, or public property values. If the component that is receiving the property annotated with model: ever dispatch the change event, with the event's detail object containing a property price (for the example above), then the state.x will be updated to the new value provided via event.detail.price, e.g.:

export default class FooBar extends Element {
    price = 0;

    handleEventToDoublePrice(event) {
        this.dispatchEvent(new CustomEvent('change', {
            detail: {
                price: this.price * 2,
            }
        }));
    }
}
FooBar.twoWaysProps = ['price'];

Additionally, the developer of the component that supports the two-ways bound property should annotate the class definition. If 'price' is not in the collection of twoWaysProps, any component that attempt to use the model: annotation for this component, will result on a static error.

Additionally, if a two-ways bound property is defined, but the consumer of the component is not passing the model: annotation, everything works just the same as a regular public property that can only be changed by the owner component at will, and the value will never change as a result of a mutation in foo-bar from the example above, e.g.:

<template>
    <foo-bar price={state.x} />
</template>

Important Notice

The caveat here is that mutations on the parent component will always rehydrate the instance of foo-bar (as corresponding), setting price attribute to a new value, independently of the value of the this.price property on the foo-bar, while change events with event.detail.price will not update the this.state.x on the parent component.

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