Testing POSSE of issue comments to Github
@sandeepshetty @pfefferle cweiske Something new to consider: Jeremy Keith added a webmention sending form to his journal entries to help people who’s websites don’t support webmention already. Being able to test and use webmention through a human visible, interactable form is a huge benefit of using HTTP form encoded data.
We can make this an even stronger case by encouraging success and error responses to be full HTML documents with helpful copy.
Also, many implementations are already parsing the target HTML for reply-contexts (e.g. Aaron Parecki (example), @jschweinsberg (example) and myself (example)), demonstrating that parsing HTML is not a significant barrier.
I just sent a support email to @github making the following request for better 404 pages:
Your 404 pages are pretty but useless for actually trying to find stuff which is misspelt, moved or gone. Could you consider implementing some of these improvements?
- Show the github header on the 404 page for consistency
- If the path is /real-username/missing-project, show the user’s profile and a list of their repos
- If the path is /missing-username/*, show a search for “missing-username” or at the very least prefill the search box with that text
- Keep track of projects which have moved and do HTTP redirects to their new locations
Thanks for all the great work you’ve done and made possible,
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Some weird issues with github private repos at work today. Glad that our workflow uses github but doesn’t rely on it.
One of the Icelandic political parties has a github account.
Your move, British politics.