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Specifying the URL Type

By default the Router uses the browser's hash to load the starting state of your application and will keep it in sync as you move around. At present, this relies on a hashchange event existing in the browser.

Given the following router, entering /#/posts/new will take you to the posts.new route.

Router.map(function() {
  this.route('posts', function() {

If you want to remove the #/ at the beginning so that the URL is simply /posts/new, you can tell the Router to use the browser's history API.

Keep in mind that your server must serve the Ember app from all the URLs defined in your Router.map function.

  location: 'history'

You can tell Ember to use the best location option based on browser support by specifying auto for the location. Ember will then use history if supported by the user's browser and fall back to hash otherwise.

Finally, if you don't want the browser's URL to interact with your application at all, you can disable the location API entirely. This is useful for testing, or when you need to manage state with your Router, but temporarily don't want it to muck with the URL (for example when you embed your application in a larger page).

  location: 'none'