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Description (last modified by dshanske)
Webmention is now a W3C Recommendation as of January 12, 2017. https://www.w3.org/TR/webmention/ . Previous linkback protocols(trackback and pingback) did not achieve this status.
The Webmention is a simplified evolution of the Pingback. It drops XML-RPC in favor of simple form encoding. The recommendation calls for asynchronous processing to prevent DoS attacks.
There is already a webmention plugin for WordPress in the repository. https://wordpress.org/plugins/webmention/ and this could be used as a basis for a feature plugin to merge into core.
Trackbacks and Pingbacks both have their unique problems. The idea of linkbacks in general remains a good one, spoiled by less robust implementations. To go to the logical extreme, suggesting that adoption of webmentions be concurrent with the disabling by default of the earlier and less secure protocols.
Finally, no feature should be adopted in WordPress unless it has users...the pingback implementation in WordPress displays pingbacks in a way that does not convey useful meaning.
Current implementations of Webmention parse the HTML to generate a comment or other richer forms of response that are more useful to a site than what is currently available. The proof of concept for this is in the Semantic Linkbacks plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/semantic-linkbacks .
Change History (4)
- Keywords needs-patch needs-unit-tests added
- Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
- Type changed from enhancement to feature request