Features that Make Riot.js an Efficient Client-Side Library
Events: The programmers can use events to make the Riot.js web components communicate with each other seamlessly. The events can also be used to load the custom tags properly each time the web page is loaded. They can further pass the standard event object as the first parameter into the event handler. They can further normalize the event handlers across various web browsers by using properties like e.currentTag, e.target, e.which and e.item. Likewise, they can use conditionals to hide or show elements based on certain conditions.
Access to Document Object Model (DOM): While using Riot.js, programmers can access the DOM elements based on their name attributes. But the DOM elements are not instantiated till the update() event fired. So the programmers need to call the update() event before accessing or selecting any DOM element. They still have option to add context to the query to access DOM elements by mentioning the context in the root tag.
Virtual DOM: Like React.js, Riot.js also includes virtual DOM. The virtual DOM has the capability to update itself each time state changes. The framework compares the actual DOM and virtual DOM, and makes changes to the user interface quickly and efficiently. So any changes made to the user interface will reflect to end users almost instantaneously.
Router: The programmer can use Riot router to navigate through the web application. Despite working with major web browsers, the riot is implemented by the framework in a minimalistic way. It simply monitors the changes made to the URL hash (#). The developers can simply call; the riot.update() method to update all expressions on the page globally.
Option to Format Rendered Text Values: The text values rendered by Riot expressions are not formatted by default. But the programmers can easily format the text values rendered by Riot expressions by creating custom tags. They can simply define the custom tags, and use them inside other tags to render formatted text to end users.