Why didn't Mastodon go with instance.host/@username for it's user identifiers? Then they would also be valid [web] URLs…
Is this a thing that could happen? You couldn't disambiguate between a user reference and their URL but uh, I think that's a good thing. Native clients show the users profile page… browsers show the users profile page…
@aral @lynnesbian push isn't forced; the protocol sends a push frame to say it wants to push and the client is ultimately in control of accepting or rejecting it. The binary format saves processing time (e.g. faster) on both ends, in both directions, and takes less bandwidth to transport and power, making it better for the environment.
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@dansup I'm a little confused about Pixelfed and Mastodon. As I understand it they both use the ActivityPub standard and Pixelfed implements the same APIs as Mastodon, so in *theory* should it not be supported by Mastodon clients, meaning that I can add my Pixelfed.social account as if it were a Mastodon instance? Or am I completely wrong here? Or is that a future thing you haven't completed yet?
Are you making a PHP/WordPress ActivityPub implementation? If so, would you be interested in collaborating on https://github.com/pterotype-project/activitypub-php? It's meant to be a library that takes care of the tricky bits of the ActivityPub protocol so that developers can make new federated applications quickly.
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