Ooh, would you look at that? A verified link on my Mastodon account via rel=“me” (available in 2.6.0+) :)

(If you already had the rel=“me” in place before upgrading to 2.6.0, edit and save your profile again for the verification routine to run and update your profile.)

(Mind you, since you can self-host Mastodon, you should really verify links yourself instead of relying on a cosmetic feature as I could have just faked that via a bit of CSS.) ;)

@aral defaults matter. This showing up encourages people to build the rel=me bidirectional links

@aral @KevinMarks Plus, if you modify your instance CSS, then that's really just saying your instance is untrustworthy. Perhaps less significant too, when your instance is literally on the same domain as the link being verified... ;)

@aral @trwnh @KevinMarks Each instance re-verifies locally. You could fake on your public profile, but local view on e.g. my instance would show the correct result.


@Gargron @aral @trwnh that's great! Looking forward to other instances upgrading and other fediverse codebases adopting rel=me verification too.

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