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# File Sharing By SAFE Data URI
- Status: proposed
- Type: new feature
- Related components: SAFE Beaker Browser, safe-js, safe_core
- Start Date: 22-11-2016
- Discussion: (Preliminary to be replaced) - [File sharing at the level of safe: URIs](https://forum.safedev.org/t/file-sharing-at-the-level-of-safe-urls/288?u=happybeing)
- Supersedes: n/a
- Superseded by: n/a
Provide a way to obtain a `safe:` URI based on the SAFE network address for any file stored using SAFE NFS, and which does not rely on a public ID or the SAFE DNS. Such a *SAFE Data URI* would be valid to use as part of a normal HTML page or as a file download link in SAFE Beaker Browser. This makes sharing files much easier by avoiding the need for a special file sharing app, or for the user to have made a public ID and service for the purpose (see *Alternatives*). All that is needed is a way to generate a SAFE Data URI for a given file. It can then be downloaded using only a standard SAFE Browser, or accessed by any SAFE app.
- The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119](http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119).