Webmentions aren't always comments


· indieweb ·

Webmentions are just a way to say I linked to you - You don't have to use them as comments, posted on 2024-01-04 by Sara Jakša:

Technology-wise, all webmentions do is send a message of 'I linked to your page'. There is nothing in technology to say that you need to do anything with this - either displaying or checking it.

I think the MediaWiki system of being able to view "what links here" for any given page is great, and have often wondered about extending it to include external sites. In doing that would probably make sense to use webmentions.