Goshify

hashify.me without JavaScript and optional hosting

What

Goshify takes Base 64-encoded Markdown in a URL and turns it into HTML. It’s similar to hashify.me, but without the editor and without the requirement for JavaScript on the client side.

Additionally, it can save your stuff for easier recalling, without giant URLs involved.

Why

Hashify can be used to quickly put up a short document written in Markdown. As an added benefit, the document is self-contained in its URL. However, for people to see that page, their browsers must have JavaScript enabled, and they must download quite a bit of it, plus some assets for the Hashify editor.

Goshify removes the JavaScript requirement by doing the conversion to HTML server-side. All the browser needs to do is render some HTML and CSS. As for the editor, you can keep using the Hashify one, which is pretty good, or any other of your liking.

How

In the following examples,

QSBzYW1wbGUgZG9jdW1lbnQ=

is the document encoded in Base-64 as Hashify does it.

To present a document, as Hashify does:

http://goshify.tny.im/d/QSBzYW1wbGUgZG9jdW1lbnQ=

To store this document for easier recalling:

http://goshify.tny.im/s/QSBzYW1wbGUgZG9jdW1lbnQ=

You’ll be given an ID to recall this document later.

You can also make a POST request with the raw Markdown (Base 64 encoded or not) to

http://goshify.tny.im/s

To recall a document:

http://goshify.tny.im/l/352c706a-bffc-4da0-a75e-e5b429a9c5ae

Where 352c706a-bffc-4da0-a75e-e5b429a9c5ae is the ID that was returned in the storing step. If a document with the specified ID doesn’t exist, a 404 is returned.

To recall the Base 64-encoded document, as it was saved (for example, for editing it in Hashify):

http://goshify.tny.im/r/352c706a-bffc-4da0-a75e-e5b429a9c5ae

But this is not a REST API!? Nobody said it was :) It is designed to be easy to use by a human fiddling with the address bar of any web browser.

How, how

Goshify is just a simple, 150 line Go program… Here’s the GitHub. It uses:

Who

Segvault, a small software development group.

DMCA complaints should be directed at

abuse -at- tny.im

Disclaimer

We’ll delete any content we don’t like or others don’t like (DMCA, …). Such is life. If you use nothing but the decoding function (/d/ endpoint) we can do nothing about the contents.

When decoding from the URL, the contents are only kept in memory for a brief period and are not stored anywhere. However, this doesn’t protect against connection eavesdropping.


Goshify is part of the TNY network