How to do React-style Portals in Elm?

Hello all,
One feature we use pretty extensively at work is React portals, whereby a fragment of the component tree is mounted to a DOM element outside the DOM hierarchy. This is really convenient for things like menu’s.

Is there anyway to do this in Elm?

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Not directly, I don’t think. This would probably have to be done via ports or a web component. If you want it to work exactly the same, you could probably make a web component that had some actual React code with a portal in it.

There are also ways to implement elements “breaking-out” their container in pure Elm without portals, for example:

See A "popout" implementation in Elm for details.

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