Testing webmentions

I’m at Indie Web Camp and we’re onto the second day, which involves hacking on stuff (the first day involved discussing stuff).

I’ve had my head down attempting to implement webmentions on my site—basically a simpler form of pingback.

This probably won’t work, and this is the first basic step, but if you write a reply to this post on your own site, you should be able to ping me by entering your post’s URL into the form under this post.

Now, this is just a first run so all I’m doing is gathering the pings—I’m not actually going to fetch and parse your post; that step can come later. But if you want to help me kick the tires on this, write something on your site that links to this post and then enter your post’s URL below.

Have you published a response to this? :


Barnaby Walters

Really liking the way Jeremy Keith adds a webmention sending form to his journal entries — makes it super easy for people to send webmentions if they haven’t automated it yet. #indieweb

Barnaby Walters

@sandeepshetty @pfefferle cweiske Something new to consider: Jeremy Keith added a webmention sending form to his journal entries to help people who’s websites don’t support webmention already. Being able to test and use webmention through a human visible, interactable form is a huge benefit of using HTTP form encoded data.

We can make this an even stronger case by encouraging success and error responses to be full HTML documents with helpful copy.

See also * http://tantek.com/2013/258/t2/web-protocols-should-use-http-params-no-xml * http://adactio.com/journal/6469/ * http://adactio.com/journal/6495/


Just testing that webmentions are working, they were broken. Sorry Jeremy!

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