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SquareSpace support for "Apps for Websites" / "Universal Links" ".well-known"?

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This sort of feature allows apps to 'take over' web content. If your company has an app, you probably want this so that your users can get a different in-app experience. You may also need it for some oauth workflows.

IOS/TVOS, Windows and Android all have a flavor of this, and the general gist is that you have to upload a specially named, extension-less file to be served either the root of the site, or to a folder called '.well-known' . The mime-type of that file has to be application/json. The request for the file has to be over https and there can be no re-directs.

Uploading this file proves you control the domain and that you want specific apps to handle specific paths on the site.

It would seem that SquareSpace does not support directly uploading a file, but you can get it to upload a file if you make a button and provide a file when you add a link. It does not allow the file to be served from root or another folder and without an extension its mime-type is 'application/octet-stream'.

I've seen mentions of 'developer mode' that basically breaks updating your site template forever and that will eventually end any value that SquareSpace provides.


Is there another workaround that I'm not finding?

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