Posted today on http://btmb.me/s/KP
Hello, Ben Roberts from the Social Web Working Group and Social Web Incubator Community Group and the W3C (that second one is open to the public if you are interested in joining). I was looking for some feedback.
In yesterday's Social Web Incubator Community Group telcon, I brought up the issue of WebFinger. The current implementations have had some differences in how they are implemented. Also there are several limitations to it. Its important to invest....
@mmn thanks for the feedback.
I didn't know GNUsocial can direct mention URLs now. Does that feel strange from a UI perspective? Do many use it?
My original thought was to include the @ just to make recognizing mentions a bit easier, and thus, yeah, if anyone allows '.' in the username, it gets a bit more complex. So far it looks like Friendica does support it, but doesn't recommend it as its known to be an issue with federating.
@dissolve Actually, the path to webfinger has been standartized in the final spec. It's always /.well-known/webfinger. Subdirectories don't matter as long as that path is at the root domain. As for the acct format itself, Mastodon expects username@domain, the domain cannot contain paths (you can't have two different webfingers under same domain)
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