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Supported Location URLs

ReplayWeb.Page uses URLs to uniquely identify web archives.

In addition HTTP/S, the system supports loading from additional cloud providers and via peer-to-peer decentralized services. The goal is to support loading web archives from any source a web browser can connect to.

The following is a list of currently supported URL schemes and details below:

Scheme Status
https:// Supported
http:// Supported
file:// Supported
s3:// Supported
googledrive:// Supported
ipfs:// Planned
hyper:// Planned

HTTP and HTTPS

While https://replayweb.page can load from any URL, a site must allow access by enabling CORS for the web archive. HTTP URLs may not be accessible from https://replayweb.page since it requires HTTPS.

If you need to provide access to web archives stored on your own domain or over HTTP, consider deploying a copy on your server. See: Running your Own.

Local Files

Local files selected via the UI file chooser, and will be given a file:// URL. Unlike other web archive URLs, file URLs can not be shared with others.

Amazon S3

The s3:// URL scheme is provided as a convenience to reference S3 URLs. The URL is converted to an HTTPS URL for access. The S3 Bucket must be public and also provide access to https://replayweb.page via CORS. Downloading via S3 credentials is not currently supported.

Google Drive

The googledrive:// URL scheme is used when accessing a web archive shared over Google Drive. It provides a unique identifier provided via Google Drive. When accessing a Google Drive URL, the user will be asked to authenticate to be able to access the file.

IPFS

Help Wanted

The ipfs:// URL scheme is provide as a convenience and resolves to using the Cloudflare IPFS Gateway to download archives from IPFS. A better implementation with IPFS directly is also possible.

DAT/Hyper

Help Wanted

Support for hyper:// is planned to allow true peer-to-peer transfer of web archives.