Vikas Gautam Vikas Gautam - 5 months ago 27
Javascript Question

$state.go changing url having /#q=hello to /#/q=hello

I am working on a chrome extension which injects some content script in That content script then loads up an angular ui router based app having a small interface. I am using $state without url. So only templateUrl and controller. The problem is when I use

to go to home page of my small app,
in internally changes the location or url from for e.g.

(1) :-


(2) :-

(there is an extra / after q)

the second url is invalid one which redirect me back to

Also, its worth mentioning that - the same app worked fine when I injected it in a linked search results page whose url didn't have any
in it.

Also, I have tried variations like
with third parameter of
{location:false ....}
. but it stills changes the urls like above.

I am stuck and not able to go ahead with logic ahead.

here is screencast of the problem.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Here is an example chrome extension containing the mentioned problem.

Please load this as unpacked extension and try to go to

before and after loading the extension to see the problem I have mentioned above.

Hope this helps you experts resolving the issue.


Ok, After so much of research and hit and trial. here is the code that won't change the url when changing states. I had to use html5Mode. More detailed info and usage can be found here.$location#html-link-rewriting
stackoverflow post
AngularJS 1.1.5 - automatically adding hash tag to URLs

  .module("app", ["ui.router", "", "app.directives", "app.controllers"])
  .config(["$stateProvider", "$locationProvider", function ($stateProvider, $locationProvider) {
      enabled: true,
      requireBase: false,
      rewriteLinks: true

hope this helps, someone out there!