EIP-3091: Block Explorer API Routes Source

AuthorPedro Gomes
Discussions-Tohttps://ethereum-magicians.org/t/eip-3091-block-explorer-api-routes/4907
StatusDraft
TypeStandards Track
CategoryInterface
Created2020-11-02

Simple Summary

Standard API Routes for Blockchain explorers

Abstract

This proposal brings standardization between block explorers API routes when linking transactions, blocks, accounts and tokens.

Motivation

Currently wallets will link transactions and accounts to block explorers web pages but as chain diversity and layer two solutions grow it becomes harder to maintain a consistent user experience. Adding new chains or layer two solutions becomes harder given these endpoints are inconsistent. Standardizing the API routes to these links improves interoperability between wallets and block explorers. This EIP makes RPC endpoints like EIP-2015 more feasible.

Specification

Block explorers will route their webpages accordingly for the following data:

Blocks

/block/ ### Transactions /tx/ ### Accounts /address/ ### ERC-20 Tokens /token/ ## Backward Compatibility This EIP was designed with existing API routes in mind to reduce disruption. Incompatible block explorers should include either 301 redirects to their existing API routes to match this EIP. ## Security Considerations TBD ## Copyright Copyright and related rights waived via [CC0](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).

Citation

Please cite this document as:

Pedro Gomes, "EIP-3091: Block Explorer API Routes [DRAFT]," Ethereum Improvement Proposals, no. 3091, November 2020. [Online serial]. Available: https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-3091.