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An updated is a post that has been edited by the author. It should have dt-updated with the datetime of the update.

Why

There are numerous reasons you may want to update a post, and indicate to others that you want any copies updated, hoping they will update any caches of it, from displays of your responses to reply-contexts in reply to your original posts.

Use Case

A user updates a post and wants any copies of that post (i.e. if it was a reply post) on other sites to also be updated.

Contents

Handling

How to handle updated posts, i.e. implementation details:

  • When a post is updated by the user, implementations should:
    • send a webmention to all URLs that were either in the previous version of the post or the new version
    • update any POSSE copies of that post. See POSSE Update for details.
  • When the permalink of a post that has been updated is requested, implementations should return:
    1. an HTML h-entry with a dt-updated with the date the post was updated.

IndieWeb Examples

Not sure who explicitly supports proper "updated" posts with dt-updated and automatic sending of webmentions to all URLs whether in the previous or new version of a post.

If you think you support updated posts properly, try http://webmention.rocks/ Update tests, if you pass them all, add yourself here with citations of your updated post(s).

bear

bear has implemented updated posts support on his site bear.im since 2016-04-15.

Example URL of an updated post:

Media Examples

Major media sites update their articles from time to time, e.g.

New York Times

The New York Times updated this article published 2017-03-24 within minutes of publication, with a revised article name and content edits:

2017-03-24-nyt-article-update.png

Silo Examples

Facebook

Facebook supports editing posts and shows that a post has been "edited". (See versioning#Facebook for details).

Flickr

Flickr supports replacing the photo of a photo post, without changing its permalink, comments etc.

Brainstorming

Update POSSE copies

When you update a post, you should update its POSSE copies too if you can.

Notifying Responses

Issues

Threaded Comments Problems

Similar to deleted posts, but perhaps less disruptive, and updated post or comment may impact the relevance / meaning of subsequent replies.

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