I've been working on getting ActivityPub Article types fully supported inline in the Mastodon home feed. I've got it working pretty well now, at least for blog posts from It supports a "safe" subset of rich text using a PR from @Thib ( and then I added some code to support <img> tags that proxies images to the local server, just like we currently do with image attachments. Alt text and media blocking are fully supported/respected.

Video demo attached!

@matt, check out the above post, my posts are starting to look really nice in my local fork!

Okay, just added a special show/hide toggle so that you know it's an Article rather than a "normal" post. I think I'll need to provide a way to collapse the article when you're at the bottom of it, too, otherwise you have to scroll to the top to re-collapse it. But yeah. Progress!

More video attached.

I might make it so clicking "show article" just opens the details screen (that second one with the purple background in my theme)... idk. Gotta think through this interaction.

Okay, I vastly prefer this one, a "Read article >" indicator that is similar to the "Read more >" indicator that is already in Mastodon. It behaves the same way too.

@darius @Thib How does the user know if the post is just a regular CW or an article?

@zge this isn't done by any means. I'll going to add some kind of "article" indicator.


I think your work is great, but I'm not sure it's the right way for Mastodon. At least not from my understanding. It looks a bit like pushing Mastodon towards Pleroma which I don't think is where I would like to see Mastodon in the future.

Just my personal taste, but I don't agree with a lot of decisions the Pleroma devs made towards content and content rendering, at least for a microblog platform.


@sheogorath @darius @Thib then...don’t use the instance Darius runs? “I don’t like your work” isn’t exactly constructive crit.

@sheogorath This is probably going to stay in my fork. I'm trying to prove things out by doing them, basically

@darius @Thib this is fantastic! Now I just need to get it to Florence

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