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Receiving Webmentions with Blogofile and a little scripting

A common downside to static websites (like this one) is that there's no easy way to handle user interaction. Comments, likes, trackback / pingback / mention, etc. . A bunch of third-party systems exist that solve this problem, the most popular probably being Disqus. Disqus relies on browser javascript (which I strongly dislike) and has a rocky history with user privacy, so it's not something I'm willing to use. Most of the other comment systems available also require javascript so, again, not willing to use.

But I still kind of want a way for visitors to leave comments and, more broadly, for my site to interact with other websites. Enter the IndieWeb community of web developers and their associated standards and projects, notably Webmentions.