Live test of the new location feature on my way to work 😺


@dev hmm so I just doesn't show any of the location on the mastodon side This is expected, Mastodon does not support it.

It's only interoperable with #Honk and other #microblogpub instances for now.

@dev @liaizon Couldn't you just add for example an OSM link to the HTML content?

@mayel @dev yeah I was thinking the same, can you add something that would show up as a alternative for platforms that dont support your added meta data? I don't know, I will think about it.

Initially, I implemented this to be interoperable with #Honk, so this would break Honk compatibility, as #microblogpub user would not see locations anymore from it, and followers using Honk would see the location twice.


@dev your project, your rules. :)

Personally, I am not a true believer in linked data, far from it, but I do think it's better for easily interpreted (meta)data to be encoded usefully, as opposed to dumping everything in the content field. Embedded hashtag and mention links never actually go where I'd like for example.

There are many devices for which an OSM link is not the ideal handler. Some duplication of information isn't pretty, but it works.

More philosophically, limiting ourselves to the most minimal feature set is no fun. Users of platforms that are missing out can always file feature requests. :)

@tedu @dev if mastodon doesnt support location then that's fine. don't dump it into `content` at all. mastodon can write its own transformers, like how they transform Article based on the title and uri.

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