We had a great Micropub pop-up session over the weekend, discussing a dozen Micropub extension proposals. I’ve now implemented some of the improvements in Micro.blog:
- Added a
filterparameter when getting the category list. If someone is using categories more like tags and has hundreds or thousands of categories, the server can now filter them, making it easier to build category auto-complete in client apps.
- Added support for standalone pages. You can create a page by sending
mp-channel=pages. To query a list of pages, use
q=source&mp-channel=pages. Update: Changed from
h-pageto instead use the new channels idea.
q=contactto help clients do username auto-complete. This requires the
filterparameter. Clients should also maintain their own username cache, built from the timeline or following lists, so they can show results quickly even before asking the server.
q=sourceon the media endpoint to support paging through uploaded photos with
Micropub continues to improve through IndieWeb community discussions like this. If you’d like to learn more about Micropub, I’ve published the Micropub draft chapter from my upcoming book here.