diaspora:// URI scheme

A diaspora:// URL is used if a user wants to link to another post. It doesn’t contain a server hostname so it is independent of the senders server. And it isn’t software specific, it is thought to be compatible with every software that is compatible with the protocol, so the receiving software can display it as software specific URL.

The format is similar to the route used for fetching, so if the receiving server doesn’t know the linked entity yet, it can just be fetched.

When the entity with that guid is already available locally, the recipient should validate that it’s from author before linking to it.




Name Description
author The diaspora* ID of the author of the linked entity.
type The type of the linked entity in snake_case.
guid The GUID of the linked entity.