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Hyperflow Single Page Application (SPA)

In SPAs, the page does not reload fully on navigation. Instead, content is dynamically loaded and rendered on the client-side, usually through JavaScript. When a user clicks a navigation link, the SPA updates the content without a full page refresh, often using AJAX to fetch data and update the page's content. This results in a smoother user experience, as it avoids the flicker and delay of traditional page reloads. Popular frameworks for building SPAs include React, Angular, and Vue.js.

Concept

Reverse-proxy a Webflow-hosted site
RP-SPA would deliver a pre-designed frame for the page content, consisting of a script reference, an empty HTML page, and possibly some scripts and a loader.
/_loader contains a pre-loader image, logo, animation, etc. Very simple. <body> only?
/_rp-spa
/_scripts/_rp-spa delivered by RP-SPA
The browser would then execute those scripts and use the URL path specified to retrieve the underlying content, which would be passed through a proxy-funnel;
/_rp-spa/proxy that gates the underlying content

Notes

Ideally all config is in the Webflow site itself
May need to distinguish site-level code from page-level code with <-- --> comments, so RP-SPA can use them efficiently and parse them efficiently from the docs.
Ideally site would operate and be testable withour RP-SPA, as a standard site.
Certain portions may be excluded from the load, in a /_master page template, e.g. audio players.
Consider caching and performance as well.
Consider transitions and easing options, via section tags?
Pages need to work on direct request as well.
SEO- avoid SPA delivery?

Technical Process

Page request happens to /foo/bar
RP-SPA retrieves template
RP-SPA retrieves /foo/bar
Streaming process(?) renders template, pulling content from retrieved page, using specific marker indicators.
No DOM -> better suited to an Amazon setup with nodeJS?
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