From @magcius on Thu Jun 02 2016 15:33:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Let’s say I want to host a website on IPFS and have two web pages, and both of them link to each other.
Since IPFS is content-addressed, that means that each page’s link would have to be a link to the other page’s hash, correct? And since the other web page links to me, I have to find two dependent fixed points of hashes…
I didn’t see any way of doing name to content mapping in IPFS, which is the system that Freenet, etc. all use to solve this problem.
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/129
From @magcius on Thu Jun 02 2016 15:52:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that, but since you only get a single blob per name, I didn’t think it was intended for this use case, but simply to point to an index file. Additionally, you don’t get content permanence — the thing I link to would be the latest version of whatever I publish at my webpage, not the hash at the time of upload.
I was imagining a system where: the entire bundle was the content-addressed unit, and links happened in there based on name. So my website would be the content-addressed, hashable unit, and all HTML pages, bundled resources, etc. would be identified by relative links inside that.
But maybe that’s not how IPFS wants to work.
From @harlantwood on Thu Jun 02 2016 16:17:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Works as long as you have relative links, eg: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmavE42xtK1VovJFVTVkCR5Jdf761QWtxmvak9Zx718TVr/index.html
From @whyrusleeping on Thu Jun 02 2016 17:33:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)
@magcius relative links in webpages work just fine. the ipfs.io webpage is actually served through ipfs via
From @wking on Thu Jun 02 2016 17:39:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)
On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 10:33:45AM -0700, Jeromy Johnson wrote:
@magcius relative links in webpages work just fine. the ipfs.io
webpage is actually served through ipfs via
This breaks the “my IPFS tooling can walk the graph” without teaching
your tooling about HTML. But if the HTML links only point inside a
directory structure, then being able to walk an IPFS directory
structure is sufficent for a complete snapshot and @magcius’ content