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Re: [ietf-822] New Version Notification for draft-crocker-inreply-react-00.txt

2020-09-15 10:45:07
In article <53F33A19-8235-4A9D-A2CA-57A60B70D221(_at_)episteme(_dot_)net>,
Pete Resnick  <resnick(_at_)episteme(_dot_)net> wrote:
Someone asked me about this feature some years ago when social media was 
becoming popular and I suggested simply adding a disposition to Message 
Disposition Notification (RFC 8098, STD 85). The machinery is already in 
some systems, MDNs give you the ability to easily get back to the source 
message through Message-ID, and the adornment ("Joe Smith liked this 
message" or "��" or whatever) could then be added to the display of 
the original message, etc. No new mechanism needed and I think somewhat 
quicker deployment. It would probably just take an Informational 
document with a pointer to STD 85.

That sounds right.  I'd add a Reaction: extension-field to the MDN with
the contents being a URL, typically a data: URL.  It might be something like
this for a single emoji:

Reaction: data:text/plain,%f0%9f%92%a9

But the kewl kids react with animated images, e.g.

Reaction: data:image/png;base64, ... encoded dancing baby here ...

or a remote reference to an image


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