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Discussion on: Using Children in React

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stereobooster

That might explain why the children prop is so infrequently used in contemporary React.

Literally any React element which can have nested elements uses children prop.

return (<div><a>test</a></div>);
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Just used children two times

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peerreynders
  • a uses children for 'test'
  • div uses children for the above

Under the old terminology both div and a are "ownees" of the owner custom component.

I was trying to point out that custom components don't often use the children prop for elements nested by the owner because of their static nature. Often the component needs to render data into the fragment (much like a template) which requires a "function as child component", a render prop, or injected component.