#security

Jan-Lukas Else 22 Jan 2020 10:28

I don’t show webmention content at all. 😅 Instead I just show a link to the “interaction”. That removes a lot of complexity with parsing, storing etc. but probably isn’t as intuitive: it requires opening the “interactions” section below the post and visiting the link.

I enjoy showing the webmention and the context (reply to what? repost of what? like of what?) because, as you know, the content on the Internet is ephemeral and if I don’t store it, I don’t have assurance that it will remain available. And that’s the main reason why I show the webmentions.

In any case, it’s not the webmentions that worry me, but the post contexts that I show on replies, likes and reposts… Need to decide on that: either remove the pictures, or store them.

Jan-Lukas Else 22 Jan 2020 08:43

On a lot of IndieWeb sites, I noticed that profile images of webmentions get directly embedded from their original source. For example, Twitter profile images are loaded directly from Twitter servers (pbs.twimg.com) or even my profile image is directly embedded from my site.However you should …

This is actually the next thing I want to “fix”. Other problem of twitter is that, if the user changes the profile picture, the previous one gets unavailable. For webmentions, I’m using the images provided by webmention.io, but for replies, likes and reposts context, I’m using the original source and I don’t like it.

I already ponderated to remove the images at all from the contexts, but I don’t think it would look as friendly as it does now. What do you think?