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 write.as. It supports a "safe" subset of rich text using a PR from @Thib (https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/10629) 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 write.as 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.
@darius Nicely done! Looks great.
@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 This is probably going to stay in my fork. I'm trying to prove things out by doing them, basically
@darius oh this is super cool!
I prefer the show/hide button over the link, makes it look like its intrinsic to the system rather than a decorated link (> doesn’t seem a strong enough indicator )
Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!