Feb 28 • Updated on February 28, 2021 6:36 am • Edit History (1)

Indieweb features

Would love to see Gurlic get some IndieWeb features. Two IndieWeb features in particular:

1. Webmentions. Sites like https://lobste.rs already send these. The central idea behind Webmentions is to use “linkbacks” as a comment-section.

Say I write a post. A response-blog-post, lobste.rs thread, or Gurlic post/comment that links to my post can serve as a “comment”. These “comments” (sources) containing a link back to my post (destination) send a Webmention to my Webmention endpoint, possibly like this:

curl -i -d source=https://link-to.source -d target=link-to.dest https://seirdy.one/webmentions/receive

My webmention endpoint then parses the source link’s content to make sure it contains a backlink, and my CMS, SSG, etc. can then display the mention at the bottom of my article. It could render as a plain link, a comment, or a “like” depending on the markup.

2. Some basic markup (microformats2) to make Webmention-parsing easier.

I can help out with these two features once Hummingbard/Gurlic is open-sourced.

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Created on Oct 14, 2020
By @gurlic