API Routes for Blockchain explorers
|Authors||Pedro Gomes (@pedrouid), ligi (@ligi)|
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This proposal brings standardization between block explorers API routes when linking transactions, blocks, accounts and tokens.
Currently wallets and dapps link transactions and accounts to block explorer 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.
Block explorers will route their webpages accordingly for the following data:
The particular paths used in this proposal are chosen to be compatible with the majority of existing block explorers.
Incompatible block explorers can use redirects to their existing API routes in order to conform to this EIP.
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Please cite this document as:
Pedro Gomes (@pedrouid), ligi (@ligi), "EIP-3091: Block Explorer API Routes [DRAFT]," Ethereum Improvement Proposals, no. 3091, November 2020. [Online serial]. Available: https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-3091.