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Re: [whatwg] Adding "ipfs" to the safelisted schemes

From: Pascal Precht <pascal.precht@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:12:24 +0200
Message-ID: <CADy43WJWn8DOp84XtGo+oUjAEsRyv7Q9ZSe-Dp_nPvTbpYHV3g@mail.gmail.com>
To: m@rawu.dk
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
All for it!

On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:38 PM Mathias Rangel Wulff <m@rawu.dk> wrote:

> To whom it might concern
> In short, I suggest adding "ipfs" to the safelisted schemes provided in the
> HTML specs "Custom scheme handlers: the registerProtocolHandler()
> method"  (
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/system-state.html#safelisted-scheme
> )
> The idea of building a decentralised web was core in the early days of what
> we now know as the internet. Today the landscape of the internet has vastly
> changed; centralised megahubs of content has turned the client-server
> distribution model into a much more throttle prone and censorable beast
> than ever imagined.
> The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol
> where content is stored in a distributed manner and addressed by content
> identifiers. The project has gained much traction since its inception in
> 2014, and vast amounts of data are now stored in this parallel web of peers
> providing a genuinely decentralised infrastructure for exchanging data.
> To enhance mainstream adoption the regular browser experience needs to
> bridge how content is accessed via IPFS. Browser plugins already exists,
> but implementation and fallback mechanisms are limited due to existing (and
> legitimate) safety concerns.
> Adding "ipfs" to the safelisted schemes of the registerProtocolHandler
> method will significantly improve the seamless adoption of a censor
> resistant and decentralised internet, bringing the user experience closer
> to what was originally envisioned for the world wide web.
> As an example, the browser Brave (brave.com) is now working on native
> support for providing content via IPFS as a seamlessly integrated part of
> the user experience. Building upon The Chromium Project (chromium.org) a
> whitelisting of "ipfs" as a safe scheme will be a step towards Brave
> providing its users with a more decentralised web.
> For more information about IPFS, please visit https://ipfs.io
> - Mathias Rangel Wulff

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