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last posted Oct. 21, 2014, 5:35 p.m.

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How “mentions” work, the a-bit-longer version:

Again, this is all based on Webmentions.

1. For every link you include in your posts, your blogging service looks up the link and checks for a <link rel="webmention"> in the page's header. The link tag gives the address of that site's webmention "endpoint" (e.g. site.com/webmention.php)
2. It then sends a webmention in the form of an HTTP request: site.com/webmention?source=mysite.com/posts/147&target=site.com/posts/123
3. The client site verifies that the source URL actually does contain a link to the client and decides what to do with it.

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