Embed website descriptions when post urls

It appears that Mastodon uses Oembed to fetch content for posted links. Is there some other method to simply get a content excerpt and image, a bit like with Open Graph or Twitter Cards ? Perhaps Mastodon could also try to find one of those in meta/headers as many sites use them and they provide an much simpler solution for url description.

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It appears that Mastodon uses Open Graph as a fallback.

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