The missing fediverse documentation:

When I post a toot, what happens? What steps does my server take to send that toot to other servers? When people read that toot, what steps does their server take? Detailed all the way down to http calls and json-ld.

I don't mean what happens for Mastodon (or Pleroma), I mean for any fediverse-compatible server. I also don't mean ActivityPub or Lightpub, I mean what happens today, in reality, not what happens in some idealized ivory tower whitepaper.

@trwnh @gdorn

This was a quick effort, but I think I've got all the back and forth covered. It is difficult to know what's unclear when writing, however.

https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/what-happens-when-you-honk

@tedu @trwnh This is the first seriously useful set of docs I've seen on the subject. I'm building something that'll federate, so while I'm doing so I'll give you feedback, if you'd like.

@gdorn yea, if there's anything missing or that you had to read twice, let me know.
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