On 9/15/2020 5:08 AM, Bron Gondwana wrote:
Foo reacted “👍” to “I love dogs” and quotes the full text message
that you sent them. I assume there's enough smarts in some clients to
find the most recent matching message and assign the reaction to it.
This is a slightly more programatic way of doing that.
It's a more /semantic/ way of doing it.
Examples such as you describe get the symbol to the original author and
have language that establish the semantics of the symbol in a way that
that original author can interpret, but there is nothing to signal to
the /software/ what the semantic is. That's what this proposal is for.
I would suggest that the body be something like that text message - a
description of the reaction and the text being reacted to (as well as
having the correct In-Reply-To to thread in the right place of course).
I suggest we be careful about over-specifying this mechanism. There are
is a variety of ways to use it that seem pretty reasonable. What you
suggest is only one. I think we should let developers have the freedom
to explore those variations, if they wish. Again, it's not that the
specifics of what you suggest are problematic but that locking into
those details is unnecessary.
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