- Folder type
- Description: A collection of mounted dat sites which are referenced by the records.
The “Refs” directory contains mounts to referenced Dat sites.
follows folder is used by the follows record as a way to give fast access to the
dat.json of followed users.
authored folder acts as a listing of sites published by a person. Readers can create a list of published sites by reading the
dat.json of each mounted dat. (There is no JSON record of authored sites; just this .refs directory.)
authors folder lists the authors of a non-person site.
Readers should confirm authorship of sites by looking for the bidirectional authors/authored mounts: the author will be mounted in the
.ref/authors of the site, while the site will be listed in the
.ref/authored of the author. If this bidirectional mount does not exist, no authorship information should be displayed to the user as it might be a false claim of authorship.
The names of the mounts in the
.ref folders can be user-friendly shortnames. Readers should read the mount target field to find specific sites.
||Mounts pointing to all followed sites.|
||Mounts pointing to all published sites.|
||Mounts pointing to the authors of a site.|