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@cwebber hey, would it be cool if I threw some activitypub-related questions at you? i've started reading the spec (and plan to continue on to the stuff it references like JSON-LD and such), but I have some questions of the 'does activitypub have a standard or obvious way to do this type of thing? would there be a straightforward way of extending it to do so if not?' type that could probably be sufficiently answered with a 'yes' with optional 'this section is relevant'.

tech, activitypub 

@srn Sure, go for it. I may be a bit slow to respond sometimes but I'm happy to do it.

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@cwebber no worries! one thing was that I was wondering if there was a clear way for a server to proactively declare that it supports receiving some special extension thing (so that e.g. an instance that supports unrebloggable (or follower-only or such) posts might try to refrain from sending them to servers that don't support unrebloggable posts)?

and, is there a standard place to expose some kind of object representing a server and with perhaps useful info about the server?

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@srn There isn't... I think it's an interesting space to explore though.

One possible route to explore would be to look at the Hydra spec hydra-cg.com/spec/latest/core/ but tbh it looks kinda complicated

tech, activitypub 

@cwebber Thanks for confirming AP doesn't currently do the things! :) Hydra seems at a glance to focus on a different model of this sort of thing than what I'd personally like (though possibly still useful for the type of thing it does). @kibi and I have been brainstorming some thoughts about what might satisfy our relevant wants/needs, but I wanted to check if ActivityPub was supporting similar stuff in order to keep its approach in mind as we thought about how to do so.

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