hashweb

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hashweb is shorthand for content addressable web, a more directly meaningful term (instead of the overloaded “dweb”) for the set of technologies attempting to define identifiers (URLs) for content based purely on some hash of the content, such as IPFS.

Criticism

Impractical

The hashweb, in particular URLs based on content hashes, are not actually practical for many web use-cases: https://chat.indieweb.org/microformats/2021-05-15/1621105675842000
I don’t want the page ID to change every time I fix a tpyo, and I also don’t want caching to completely break whenever a prev/next link or “12 hours ago” or whatever changes
and thus not a "solution" for any kind of user-centric "decentralized web"

Original full quote:

  • "Like I don’t want the page ID to change every time I fix a tpyo, and I also don’t want caching to completely break whenever a prev/next link or “12 hours ago” or whatever changes." @[fluffy] May 15, 2021

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