I replied to the following: ↷
I know there's interest in making it more decentralized using DIDs but that seemed to be dominated by crypto folks. I'm resisting speaking on a project because it's still in pre-alpha, but if more client Mastodon apps played with other storage formats for posts, we might be able to slowly move people away from requiring WebFinger by default.
But I agree, some base system for this needs to be defined (and frankly, I'm tempted to promote something like the
rel=me approach, a JSON file that's looked for or even as a child tag in the HTML of the URL being looked up, something friendly to static systems).
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