What is a Slot?


There are a lot of words in the English language that have obscure origins. It is easy to take these words for granted because they are used so frequently that we don’t stop and think about where the word came from. “Jackpot” is one of these words. The word is commonly used to refer to a large sum of money but it has actually had many different meanings throughout history.

In the beginning, a jackpot was something that you won in a game of chance such as gambling. A large amount of cash was gathered in the pot and when you hit the winning combination you could walk away with all that money. Later, the term was also used to describe an unimaginable success in life such as a dream job or a romantic relationship. This usage is still prevalent today. In fact, in a recent issue of Bolde magazine actress Piper Perabo explains that when she married a great man she felt like she had hit the jackpot.

Slot is an element of the Web Components technology suite that allows you to create dynamic placeholders in your markup. It is a container that either waits for content to be added (passive slot) or calls out to a renderer for it to be delivered to the page (active slot). Several different slots have been developed and some, such as template v-slot:header> can be shortened to template /v-slot:header>. Learn more about slots here.