Very often someone posts a URL for ipfs in the following format:
It would make more sense to provide all URLs of IPFS in the format of one central proxy, like:
Which is being rewritten/rerouted locally to 127.0.0.1 if someone has the client running locally.
Or even better is rerouted in general to the most local IPFS proxy as listed on the ipfs public-gateway-checker (Sorry, I was not allowed to paste 3 links in the document).
This would actually allow to create websites and link to files in IPFS, without the issue of them constantly having broken links.
The obvious argument against doing this, is the centralized aspect of it. But maybe there is smart way of doing this. Paired with some eject routine, to have a temporary solution.
It is just such a petty that default links do not work for anyone. And do not even link towards a resource that explains what is going on.