@darius hey I have a question you may be able to a good person to ask that I was thinking about today. Whats the feasibility look like to get rel="me" working with dat:// links in mastodon profile fields? whould that require a mastodon insstance running a dat base node in order for it to verify?

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@liaizon Mastodon would need to be able to speak over the dat protocol and make the query to confirm. so we'd have to add a dependency to Mastodons server of a library that can essentially do "curl dat://" and then use that to confirm the link

@darius cool thanks for the answer! I will file this in my head for "open an issue in 2021" #MastodonIdeas

@bamfic @darius do they even have verified links using rel="me" at all?

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There's #spritely and other fediverse projects likely to support p2p storage this year, so leverage is coming 😉
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@AceNovo @bamfic @darius oh thats a good idea for a place to bring this up early. thanks.

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Having a client that supports Dat isn't too crazy if you're already using JS

@RangerMauve @liaizon right but this should be serverside for security reasons; the Mastodon server is in Ruby

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Dang... I guess the only reliable method would be to use the node.js dat-cli. I think Karissa was mentioning that there should be an installer that people can use without going through node and npm

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