Does Halcyon provide an URL where we can add a parameter to share another URL ?
Something like https://halcyon.example.com/?share&url=https://mywebsite/mylink.
It would be very useful, as it allows to share without being in Halcyon before.
Thank you :)
That's a very complicated thing but I think I can give it a try.
The first problem is that all big websites link to Facebooks and Twitters share urls but not to Halcyon.
The second problem is that the websites don't know to which instance they should redirect.
The second one can be solved by showing a domain prompt how Mastodon already does for remote follow or interaction.
But for the first one we can only wait and hope that they'll do it some day.
If you forget about these two problems for a moment,on the Halcyon side it should be possible to implement such a thing.
Thank you for your kind answer.
Of course no major website will provide a "share" link for Halcyon, nor for Mastodon or related tools in the fediverse.
I was thinking about using a browser extension like https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/share-freedom/?src=search where you add your instance's URL in the settings. You click on it on any website you are, and you are redirected to your Halcyon's instance.
So I think the "only" thing that you would have to implement is to create a route in Halcyon that will use the URL parameter provided and copy it to "toot" area.
The addon is a very good idea.
I will add the share page to Halcyon,that shouldn't be a big problem.
Additionally I can try to create a own Firefox plugin for that purpose but I have no experience with that and can't say if it will work yet.