So both Mastodon and Pixelfed are recently using
rel="me" as an identity confirmation against user accounts. More at Indie Web on this topic. Could be a timely moment to consider integration via Mozilla’s asset profiles (Discourse, Mozillians, Reps)?
An example of this is my self-hosted Mastodon account. Note the new green highlighted and checked idenitity are confirmed via the rel link on my blog.
<a href="https://divad.xyz/@zyx" rel="me">Mastodon</a> as a test HTML link to both my Mozillians profile, and here in Discourse. I’ve been flipping between both as registered URL’s on my Mastodon account during testing. Neither appear to work.
I understand it could be an added security measure to strip all HTML from these profiles. With a team looking at DWeb technologies inside Mozilla, I wonder if perhaps there might be value in using our profiles as a form of wider identity