#dev 2019-07-16

2019-07-16 UTC
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[tantek]
(better for communication / understanding)
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[tantek]
rather than burdening the reader with trying to keep all the exceptions and details in their head when trying to learn just the definition / main purpose of the thing
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GWG
[tantek] Which is typical?
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GWG
The example on the h-feed page shows a top level h-card and a top level h-feed...
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GWG
Is that the right example?
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GWG
We are talking about h-feed.
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[tantek]
GWG, perhaps analyze the markup in /h-feed#IndieWeb_Examples
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[tantek]
to figure out what is typical
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[tantek]
and if the markup isn't described there, research each example a bit to see what they are doing, and document their abstract (not complete) markup in the example
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GWG
I think I will
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GWG
I look forward to feedback and further discussion
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GWG
I am always self conscious about trying to write these things
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[tantek]
the more you can research and confirm with citations, the less you have to make up yourself and feel self-conscious about
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GWG
Did we talk about Firefox ending RSS support when it happened?
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[tantek]
yeah 😞
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GWG
I missed have missed it
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GWG
must have missed it
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[fluffy]
okay I’m having some weirdness with a bunch of services (ifttt, validator.w3.org/feed, feedvalidator.org) not being able to do anything with my Atom feed and not giving me any errors beside “something went wrong.” Seems that Superfeedr is also having trouble with it too. So that tells me there’s something wrong with my feed. But feedparser and SimplePie are handling it just fine.
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[fluffy]
Anyone see anything wrong with https://beesbuzz.biz/feed ?
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[fluffy]
the problem isn’t even with publ, if I curl the file somewhere and host it statically elsewhere, feedvalidator still horks
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[fluffy]
it’s almost certainly something with my private posts causing a problem, because if I point the validator at feeds on my site that don’t include the blog category it’s fine
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aaronpk
sounds like it might be an ssl error?
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aaronpk
oh wait you said feed validator still fails even with that XML hosted elsewhere?
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[fluffy]
and it fails on regular http too
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[fluffy]
and the feed validator succeeds on, say, https://beesbuzz.biz/music/feed
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[fluffy]
which is going through th eexact same templates, it just doesn’t have any private entries. but there’s nothing weird about private entries in my atom feed
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[fluffy]
the only thing I can think of is that the <content> doesn’t have a CDATA, which I could try adding to see if that magically fixes it
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[fluffy]
but I don’t see why THIS would cause an entire ecosystem of feed parsers to fail with a mysterious non-error.
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[fluffy]
and I can’t find any feed parsers available to me that do fail
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aaronpk
next guess is there is some non-utf8 character there somwhere
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[fluffy]
I’ve rule dthat out too
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[fluffy]
… wait no
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aaronpk
ok found the entry that's causing the error
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[fluffy]
I think I might have a stray ZWJ somewhere
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aaronpk
"Plaidophile: Thirds"
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[fluffy]
… what
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[fluffy]
things had been working just fine with that entry around
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[fluffy]
I’ve definitely had things post to ifttt since that entry went up and it hasn’t changed. what’s the error?
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aaronpk
just silent error
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aaronpk
but that's the only entry in the feed
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aaronpk
without it, the feed passes
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aaronpk
if you take out all the math it works
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aaronpk
i'm guessing something about the math notation is messing up the CDATA end marker
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[fluffy]
yeah that seems plausible I guess
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[fluffy]
ughhglhl
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Loqi
xml has -1 karma over the last year
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[fluffy]
maybe I should switch to escaping my markup instead of using CDATA
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[fluffy]
I switched to CDATA to work around a bug in FeedOnFeeds but that’s been fixed
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aaronpk
weird cause CDATA is usually easier
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[fluffy]
but it was a bug which I assumed that other readers would have trouble with too (with the way it handles entities)
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[fluffy]
because entities are Hard
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[fluffy]
I wonder which aspect of the math is causing problems
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aaronpk
that's as far as i'm willing to keep going on this :)
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[fluffy]
yeah, understandable
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aaronpk
but i was just copying into the w3c validator text area
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[fluffy]
I guess I could also disable mathjax for atom entries, it’s not like any readers are going to support it anyway
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[fluffy]
ugh, that takes a lot more effort than I want to put in too 😛
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[fluffy]
well, thanks for figuring that out anyway aaronpk+
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[fluffy]
aaronpk++ even
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Loqi
aaronpk has 51 karma in this channel over the last year (230 in all channels)
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[fluffy]
ok I ended up just putting the body of the entry behind a cut and that fixed it
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Loqi
giggles
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[fluffy]
Oh wait I just remembered there is a way to do the escaping more easily in a Jinja template using a filter block
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[fluffy]
Yeah I’ll just do that, heck
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[fluffy]
Enough issues like this and I might start to see the light about h-feed :P
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Loqi
Jinja has 1 karma over the last year
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[KevinMarks]
Nunjucks++
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Loqi
Nunjucks has 1 karma over the last year
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[fluffy]
okay so something was still non-working and I narrowed it down to this entry, oddly enough: http://beesbuzz.biz/blog/1836-Im-not-buying-a-Mac-Pro
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[fluffy]
… I wonder if it’s because of the quote in the title
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[fluffy]
nope, it’s something in the <content> block. What the hell is going on…
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[fluffy]
oh well, I at least have a pointer so I can stop flooding this channel 🙂
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[fluffy]
(I bet it turns out to be something with an img tag or something)
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[fluffy]
hahaha no it was the `<div class="images" style>` thing. Which is a publ bug I hadn’t gotten around to fixing because I figured it was harmless.
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Loqi
haha
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[fluffy]
so it wasn’t the math on the ‘thirds’ entry, it was the images 😛
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aaronpk
...why does that break it?
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[fluffy]
I have no idea!
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[fluffy]
I’m trying to figure out how to report a bug to the w3c folks but of course they make the feedback process as opaque as possible.
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[fluffy]
And they have a link to a CVS repository for the validator so I can run it locally, which is broken.
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[fluffy]
sweet, got a minimal repro
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[fluffy]
oh, and the feedvalidator.org version has a public repo, yay
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Loqi
😄
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[fluffy]
Looks like the SAX parser is barfing on some dang regex
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[fluffy]
ah, there’s a specific parser for the HTML `style` attribute, which doesn’t validate that there’s a string to begin with.
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Loqi
[fluffy-critter] #38 Parser blows up on certain malformed HTML content sections
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[fluffy]
So, not actually XML’s fault. Technically. 🙂
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@angsuman
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1150982335040348160)
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[KevinMarks]
I bet that's because it predated html5lib.
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[fluffy]
yeah it was originally written by Mark Pilgrim back when he was like Big Blogging Celebrity
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[fluffy]
oh huh, he was also the original author of feedparser
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@PekkaPuhakka
New top story on Hacker News: IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://ift.tt/2YUv4oj
(twitter.com/_/status/1151026540228030465)
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@Kush_Shailendra
New top story on Hacker News: IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://ift.tt/2YUv4oj
(twitter.com/_/status/1151026714794962944)
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@omnipopmag
#NEW #TOP #STORY #ON #HACKER #NEWS: IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20439703 #OMNI #POP #MAG #NEWS https://www.omnipopmag.com/
(twitter.com/_/status/1151026739159719936)
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@cb_hashmi
Just Pinned to BBC NEWS PLANET: New top story on Hacker News: IndieAuth a federated login protocol using one's own domain name http://bitly.com/2k9oTNJ
(twitter.com/_/status/1151026999563096066)
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@420Cyber
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name http://dlvr.it/R8V0bq
(twitter.com/_/status/1151027212071497729)
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@Codenameteegar
New top story on Hacker News: IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://ift.tt/2YUv4oj
(twitter.com/_/status/1151028576831070208)
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@HNTweets
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name: https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth Comments: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20439703
(twitter.com/_/status/1151028704006549504)
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@Its502geekguy
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://ift.tt/2xMT6Wa
(twitter.com/_/status/1151029395311747073)
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jacky
I'm _so_ tempted to reply to that HN comment
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jacky
but _instead_, I think I'll just update the Wiki
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jacky
_now_ I'll reply with that
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jacky
and for the kicker, I'll syndicate that back to my site
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jacky
then go to bed
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jacky
not sure if I want to constantly syndicate from here to HN lol
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jacky
what is Hacker News
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Loqi
Hacker News is a bookmark posting silo as well as a silo for comments on those links https://indieweb.org/Hacker_News
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sknebel
jacky: actually, there's experiments with adding basic data to one of the indieauth calls
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jacky
right - but I'm pointing to current implementations (stable)
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jacky
like in the case of webmentions; I wouldn't advertise vouch until either the party expressed interest in what vouch solves
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jacky
_or_ if they didn't ask lol
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jacky
*did ask
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jacky
sknebel: does that make sense?
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jacky
like I didn't want to throw everything at them
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sknebel
jacky: yes. Just fear I can predict the response (which is why we've been looking at doing it as part of the protocol :D)
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@iBookChick
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://ift.tt/2YUv4oj 9
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[KevinMarks]
feedparser is the most thorough bit of TDD I've ever seen
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@techieedan
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth #news #techno #programming
(twitter.com/_/status/1151054357921718272)
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@newsycombinator
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151054454717931520)
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@THNComments
↩️ @newsycombinator Comments: IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20439703
(twitter.com/_/status/1151054509696831488)
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@InfralandLabs
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151056458160705536)
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@_mangesh_tekale
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151057400855744513)
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[jgmac1106]
I hvae an older Known site that started to get spam somehow someone injected a redirect I can't get of to sign in. https://rhizo15.jgregorymcverry.com
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[jgmac1106]
weird clicking onthe link works but typing it in browser redirects, going to delete comment plugin
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[jgmac1106]
!tell gRegorLove maybe add a date field to indieboookclub.biz so people can publish backdated post
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Loqi
Ok, I'll tell them that when I see them next
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@marcplouis
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name http://dlvr.it/R8VXGN
(twitter.com/_/status/1151077664637120514)
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@rohitsohlot
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name - https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151081237391351809)
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@newsyc20
IndieAuth a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth (http://bit.ly/2JAXwWT)
(twitter.com/_/status/1151081504098983936)
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@newsyc50
IndieAuth a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth (http://bit.ly/2JAXwWT)
(twitter.com/_/status/1151096814222893061)
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@mohapsat
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth #AI #news #tech
(twitter.com/_/status/1151099504889720832)
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@yogthos
IndieAuth is a federated login protocol for Web sign-in, enabling users to use their own domain to sign in to other sites and services. IndieAuth can be used to implement OAuth2 login AKA OAuth-based login. https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151107664979681280)
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@techieedan
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth #technology #programmer #webdevelopment
(twitter.com/_/status/1151114768759119872)
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@Netlify
Triggering webmentions with Gatsby and build triggers on Netlify! Great use of pairing our webhooks feature with Gatsby. https://www.knutmelvaer.no/blog/2019/06/getting-started-with-webmentions-in-gatsby/
(twitter.com/_/status/1151114767962165249)
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vini2
das
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[tantek]
jacky++ for answering the IndieAuth question on the wiki first!
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Loqi
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[tantek]
Seems like there’s still confusion re IndieAuth vs OIDC. That might be worth clarifying too
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@ScottMortimer
I really hope IndieAuth takes off at some point and allows us to privately host our own decentralized and federated authentication. https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
(twitter.com/_/status/1151131407890042883)
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[eddie]
Thankfully we do have a pretty good page on that clarity: https://indieweb.org/How_is_IndieAuth_different_from_OpenID_Connect
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[eddie]
It was even recently updated from the QA time of aaronpk's talk from December
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[eddie]
So if anyone has interest in engaging in HN on the topic of OIDC, feel free to use that page
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jgmac1106
so I am applying to a bunch of side gigs as I am looking for some summer work and finding when I add my resume sites are parsing it well. I think it is more OCR than anything though…works better with PDF than HTML.
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[grantcodes]
I like going around all these posts of people implementing webmentions and sending them likes directly from my site to see if they notice it didn't come from twitter 😛
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[tantek]
grantcodes++
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Loqi
grantcodes has 32 karma in this channel over the last year (46 in all channels)
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@newsyc100
IndieAuth a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth (http://bit.ly/2JAXwWT)
(twitter.com/_/status/1151147396178595841)
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[tantek]
if you're updating your posts, please use "dt-updated", or at least use <ins> and <del> tags with datetime
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[tantek]
e.g. <ins datetime="2012-03-07">
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[tantek]
around the "see updated (link)" at the top of http://tantek.com/2011/061/b1/sxsw-packing-check-list
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Loqi
[Tantek Çelik] 2011 SXSW Packing and Check List
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[fluffy]
Love seeing HN commenters bikeshedding on their own terrible ideas about how to do auth. Extra prize goes to the person who implemented it as client-side JavaScript with a poorly-considered hashing scheme that requires passwords to be stored in plain text on the server.
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[fluffy]
Most of the comments are people confused about OID vs OIDC though.
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aaronpk
I don't blame them
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[fluffy]
Or wondering why we don’t just use OIDC
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[fluffy]
Followed by other people saying OID is dead.
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aaronpk
I thought I answered that on the page tho
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aaronpk
oh maybe not on the wiki page? I know it's on IndieAuth.net
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[fluffy]
Like people on HN actually read the link
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aaronpk
also for the simple cases, OIDC is just a silly base64-encoded wrapper around a JSON string that may as well have been returned in the actual response body instead oh well
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[fluffy]
HN really is the new Slashdot
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aaronpk
Oh crap that reminds me I need to write a blog post before next week
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[fluffy]
Speaking of OID confusion, did anyone ever actually use OID2?
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aaronpk
I think google implemented it
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aaronpk
briefly
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[fluffy]
I know SimpleID got rewritten to support it and it was too much of a pain for me to bother with
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[fluffy]
I don’t remember ever seeing any sites support it as a consumer
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[tantek]
Could improve the OIDC vs IndieAuth page with some more tl;dr summary sentences (tweetable) for each section
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[tantek]
On another dev directed topic, what do people think of this framing / phrasing (not by me) https://twitter.com/mozilla/status/1151174909902692353
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@mozilla
Today’s big social media platforms present users with a host of problems: misinformation, invasive ads and trackers, harassment, and feelings of addiction and isolation. Mozilla Fellow @tinysubversions has a solution: build your own social media site. https://mzl.la/2lduz9I
(twitter.com/_/status/1151174909902692353)
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[tantek]
Darius was at IndieWeb Summit
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jgmac1106
maybe a read post is just an hentry with a child h-event, the event being when you started and/or stopped said title, no new properties and parseable data if anyone did anything with it
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jgmac1106
meanh-entry of course
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aaronpk
i do think we should push forward on the path of returning more profile information about users in IndieAuth
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[jgmac1106]
Darius also did the blog from Google Spreadsheet...that was awesome. That would be such a hit in K12 schools. Blogger usually not covered by the ToS
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jacky
aaronpk: I agree
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jacky
but I'm just a wee bit afraid of that being data that'd require some kind of normalization
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jacky
like if it's a jf2 representation of one's h-card, I'm all for it
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aaronpk
that's basically what we did so far
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@llbbl
★ How to add webmentions to a Laravel powered blog https://buff.ly/2jZTQDZ
(twitter.com/_/status/1151189964044025857)
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Loqi
[dshanske] #31 Returning Profile Data
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[grantcodes]
Wow the glitch vscode extension is awesome!
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[grantcodes]
Seriously impressed! It even includes the console and debugging!
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@hackernewsfeed
IndieAuth – A federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
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@matsuu_zatsu
IndieAuth – a federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth
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@newsyc150
IndieAuth A federated login protocol using one's own domain name https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth (http://bit.ly/2JAXwWT)
(twitter.com/_/status/1151225657751306242)
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[tantek]
[aaronpk] I had a thought which relates directly to the that HN summary statement "federated login protocol using one's own domain name" — OIDC is *none* of those things
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[tantek]
OIDC is not federated - it is proprietary string ID per provider
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[tantek]
OIDC is not login just like OAuth2 is not login - OIDC can be used to build a site-proprietary login but it by itself is *not* login
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[tantek]
OIDC does not use something you *own* - OIDC uses something the *provider* owns
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[aaronpk]
I tried to capture those on the wiki page but could likely use some improved wording
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[tantek]
OIDC does not use domain names
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[aaronpk]
The differences page
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[tantek]
right, see my previous comment about needing tl;dr tweetable sentences
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[aaronpk]
I added some stuff did you see?
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[tantek]
oooh checking history!
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[aaronpk]
Tried to keep it short and in little callout boxes
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[tantek]
hmm didn't see anything recent on https://indieweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=IndieAuth&action=history besides Jacky's addition
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[tantek]
and "OIDC" does not appear on /IndieAuth
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[aaronpk]
Yeah that page
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[tantek]
aaronpk++ those are nice call out boxes!
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Loqi
aaronpk has 51 karma in this channel over the last year (230 in all channels)
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[tantek]
ok now the key is connecting /IndieAuth and that for discoverability - because everyone seeing the tweets / HN is clicking on /IndieAuth, not on the "how different" page
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[aaronpk]
Yeah, it's linked from the FAQ, not sure where else to make the link more prominent
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[tantek]
I can design a mini-summary/FAQ callout on /IndieAuth since the "whatabout OIDC" is *such* a common response
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[tantek]
also I think we should not hesitate to list what OIDC is *not* in addition to what IndieAuth *is*
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jacky
I added something to the FAW
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[aaronpk]
Hm normally I'm not a huge fan of describing something in terms of what it's not, but it might make sense in this case
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[aaronpk]
jacky++
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Loqi
jacky has 18 karma in this channel over the last year (81 in all channels)
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[aaronpk]
Maybe also add a link to that GitHub issue about returning profile info in the IndieAuth response?
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jacky
That's a good idea
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[tantek]
aaronpk, agreed on both counts. In this case it is only useful to help draw a contrast.
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[tantek]
does OIDC provide profile info in the response?
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[aaronpk]
Kinda yeah
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[aaronpk]
In the ID token
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[aaronpk]
Can include name, email, address, etc
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[aaronpk]
It's available in the ID token which is an additional level of indirection compared to how it should be but that's a different battle
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[tantek]
That's probably worth adding "Profile Information" as a separate section in https://indieweb.org/How_is_IndieAuth_different_from_OpenID_Connect since it's a way that OIDC and IndieAuth are "different" in non-obvious ways
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[tantek]
"additional level of indirection compared to how it should be" is a valid criticism, and so is "is not yet supported in 'core IndieAuth'"
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[tantek]
(insert link to issue on IndieAuth to add it)
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[aaronpk]
We have an opportunity to make it way simpler than OIDC so I think we should
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[tantek]
agreed. worth documenting the current state though
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[tantek]
to be upfront / transparent about it, and frankly invite input in the issue
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