Finished reading: Finding God in the Waves by (ISBN 9781101906040)
Tantek and I were discussing the
read-status properties and the process of standardizing them in the h-entry specification. I realized
read-status may be an overly-specific property name, since the same concept might apply to listen, watch, and exercise posts. Since these are experimental properties, ideally they should be published with the x prefix:
p-x-read-status. I noted this in the brainstorming for read posts.
I’m trying to decide if/how I should update the indiebookclub Micropub request to reflect this. I know of three Micropub servers processing both properties when publishing:
The WordPress Semantic Linkbacks plugin consumes the
read-of property from webmentions to display a separate reading facepile.
The seemingly correct thing would be for indiebookclub to send these properties as
x-read-of. My first reaction is: I don’t want to break the servers above (especially micro.blog) by changing it. My second reaction is: if I do change them now and eventually read properties get standardized, changing at that point will break servers a second time. Is it better to break things once or twice? I wonder if the “best” thing to do is leave the request as-is and only update it later, once the properties are standardized. This could have the negative effect of encouraging people to keep publishing
read-of, giving the impression they’re standard.
I could make different versions of the Micropub request and let users toggle them on their settings page. To prevent micro.blog from breaking immediately, I could default micro.blog users to the legacy version. Everyone else would default to v2. Whenever the properties are standardized, v3 would be setup and become the default.
This solution feels a bit unfriendly to Micropub server implementers, so I keep coming back to wondering if I should keep it as-is and only change when it’s standardized.
I feel a bit stuck, so I’m definitely open to suggestions. Help me, Micropub masters! :]
@planetvoss Just saw your girlfriend in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Better watch out; she’s getting friendly with Paul Rudd.
@judicialnetwork Why are you sending me spam text messages?
Ahh, I think I forgot the response lines. Was it “exclamation point” and then “MOVE, LADY!”?
I’m attending “
Thanks, gee-FM. :]
Thanks, friend. Part of me feels it’s a bit self-indulgent. Like, I realize I am privileged; what am I actually doing to make the world better?
I also realize that I’m not alone in these feelings and it can be good to share, so ultimately I decided to.
Feeling a mixture of futility about the state of the world, loneliness, and depression. I don't post about these feelings often but I thought I'd try.
Alas, I do not. I use Google Music.
Just watched @Hannahgadsby’s #Nanette and I’m blown away. This is an important thing to watch. Funny, powerful, heartbreaking, challenging.
I was just told that I remind someone of Chris O'Dowd. That's a new one for me but I think I'll take it.
It's a chilly 96 down here in San Diego. Come on down. :]
Looking forward to the EP!
Thanks, Serena. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!
I don’t currently have plans to link the posts that appear on indiebookclub to a third-party service like Amazon or GoodReads. However, since the ISBN is sent in the micropub request to your site, plugin/theme developers could use that information to link the posts on their site to a third-party service.
I have made some improvements during the IndieWeb Summit which I will write more about soon. It’s now easier to make bookmarklets to pre-populate the new post form. This should allow developers to create few-click options for adding books without typing anything. It also makes it easier if you see someone else’s read post and want to quickly add it to your list.