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Micropub Queries was a session at IndieWebCamp West 2020.

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Notes archived from etherpad: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/micropub-queries

IndieWebCamp West 2020 Online
Session: Micropub Queries
When: 2020-06-27 13:15



  • Micropub Queries are an experimental extension to the Micropub spec to allow querying existing content on your own website (why not a shared syndicated place) in a variety of ways
  • How can we formalize and start to use Micropub Queries to start making more engaging experiences on the IndieWeb

aaronpk suggests: we have a lot of folks here who have worked on micropub clients or servers - should we choose some features to commit to implementing?

  • manton and aaronpk coordinated at IWC Austin (/2019/Austin ?)
  • swentel and gwg coordinated with Indigenous + Drupal WordPress

iA Writer's new micropub support includes the flag for draft (it only posts drafts)

Preview URL for drafts

Need a way to query for supported properties/types/etc in order to have clients adapt the UI to what's supported in a server

Should sites explicitly say what properties & queries support or follow the micropub idea of storing everything even if the site doesn't know how handle it

  • is the distinction whether the property ends up as part of the post or is a command to the server?

Querying for original posts

  • grant - queries for a watch-of property matching a movie URL
  • aaronpk - queries for an original post of a syndication URL

User-feature descriptions

  • "finding and searching for posts and draft posts, and edit them"
  • "have i already imported this?"
  • "have i already responded to this?"
  • autocomplete for mentions

We reviewed https://indieweb.org/Micropub-extensions#Implementations adding known client and server implementations that weren't listed for various features.

  • bumped several from Proposed to Stable.

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