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Subscribe to Atom feeds directly #1081

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aaronpk opened this Issue Apr 6, 2017 · 5 comments

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aaronpk commented Apr 6, 2017

I should be able to enter a URL in the "search" box, and Mastodon should be able to subscribe to the Atom feed it finds there. StatusNet had this ability a while ago, which was great for adding to the number of possible people you can subscribe to.

For an example URL you can try subscribing to, enter http://tantek.com/ in the search box. This should find the Atom feed http://tantek.com/updates.atom, which was previously possible to subscribe to from a StatusNet instance. Note that this feed even supports PubSubHubbub, so you can get realtime notifications of new posts as well.


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kevinmarks commented Apr 6, 2017

This would mean I can subscribe to https://xoxo.zone/@kevinmarks by copy and paste rather than having to manually edit it to @kevinmarks@xoxo.zone. Then mastodon mungs it back into a url to call webfinger on, to look up the @ thingy to get the URL back.

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Gargron commented Apr 7, 2017

You can actually enter https://xoxo.zone/@kevinmarks into the search and it will resolve your profile.

However, I do not plan on supporting Atom feeds that don't have Webfinger and Salmon (i.e. non-interactive, non-user feeds)

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aaronpk commented Apr 7, 2017

@Gargron Thanks for the clarification. May I ask what the reasoning behind that decision is?

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kevinmarks commented Apr 7, 2017

It doesn't resolve the longer profile urls though eg https://xoxo.zone/web/accounts/316

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ashfurrow commented Apr 21, 2017

@kevinmarks can you open an issue for not resolving the longer profile URLs?

@aaronpk it looks like your question has been answered, so I'm going to close this issue. Feel free to re-open (or open a new issue) if you'd like further clarification.

@ashfurrow ashfurrow closed this Apr 21, 2017

abcang added a commit to pixiv/mastodon that referenced this issue Jun 4, 2018

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