It's even worse than it appears..
I'm taking tomorrow and part of Tuesday off. Murphy-willing blogging will resume, along with the release of new software. #
Some Mastodon posts are gorgeous. And they're going to look even better when Masto has Markdown support. The version I'm testing has Markdown now (also a 10000 character limit btw). Think of how long it took for Twitter to not do Markdown in tweets. And we've got users to play with. "Users and developers party together."#
Where we're headed is a world where it doesn't matter where you write, you can use the tools you love, and it doesn't matter where you read, again what you love, in the moment is what you will use. Computers used to be like this. In the 80s you could use any writing tool you wanted and any printer. There was no concept of a writing tool that was bound to a printer. We're very close to that now, closer than we've been in a decade. I am determined that we do not pass up this opportunity. Seize the moment. #
  • I posted this on one of the discussion boards for Mastodon devs, but it may not have been the right place. So I'll try here. #
  • I'm the author of the RSS 2.0 spec, and actively working on FeedLand and hooking it up to Mastodon. Very excited about what we're building and how well it works with MD.#
  • Mastodon's RSS feed is also great. Items that don't have titles don't have titles in the feed. Stick to your guns on that, we have to get the feed readers to stop calling title-less items errors. They are totally valid RSS.#
  • Love the Markdown support, I've been advocating for it. And it's fully supported in both directions in FeedLand. We do it the same way you do. Render the Markdown in the description element and in the HTML rendering.#
  • One more thing I'd like to see you do here -- include the Markdown source in the item using the element. That's how we do it and others are as well. As far as I know we're the only ones doing this, so it's possible at this point to get everyone swinging the same way, for interop.#
  • For a model see how I do it in my FeedLand feed.#
  • Screen shot of a demo item with styled text, a link and a list. #
  • Please let me know if there are any questions and congrats on a phenomenal product.#

Last update: Sunday November 27, 2022; 5:45 PM EST.

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