@lain @jdormit @lnxw37d2 W3C spec doesn't solve the discovery problem, which is what webfinger solves. Sticking to the ActivityPub spec means you could federate with anyone, but no one knows how to find you.
Why is this step necessary? mastodon.technology might not be the server where you are registered, so we need to redirect you to your home server first.
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