Re: [webfinger] Webfinger extension for Sinatra

Eric Mill <eric@konklone.com> Tue, 15 October 2013 19:44 UTC

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Yeah, I could add an override option to force the key into one bucket or
another - I added a
ticket<https://github.com/konklone/sinatra-webfinger/issues/12> for
it and sketched out what the syntax might look like.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Paul E. Jones <paulej@packetizer.com>wrote;wrote:

>  Cool! This looks like a simple way to map most information.  Note that,
> while properties are defined as "strings", there is nothing illegal about
> putting a a URI inside.  Just to avoid any possibility of error, might it
> be better to name properties like "name_property" or something?  If the tag
> has _property at the end, then put it in properties.
>
> Paul
>
>
> On 10/14/2013 4:31 PM, Eric Mill wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
>  I just wrote an extension for Sinatra, a popular Ruby-based
> microframework, that adds a Webfinger endpoint for a given email address
> and set of metadata:
>
> https://github.com/konklone/sinatra-webfinger#a-webfinger-plugin-for-sinatra
>
>  The idea here is to lower the barrier to adding a Webfinger endpoint for
> one's email, for people running Sinatra apps on their domain (like me). I'm
> using this on my blog here<https://konklone.com/.well-known/webfinger?resource=acct:eric@konklone.com>
> .
>
>  It does a couple things I'd like your reaction to. For one, it
> auto-decides whether data should be in "properties" or "links" based on
> whether the value is a URL. For two, it lets you specify common short
> strings as keys, and does the mapping to a URI for you, when there is one.
>
>  So this is the Ruby code:
>
> webfinger "eric@konklone.com" => {
>   name: "Eric Mill",
>   website: "https://konklone.com"}
>
>  And this is what the endpoint will produce:
>
> {
>   "subject": "eric@konklone.com".com",
>   "properties": {
>     "http://schema.org/name": "Eric Mill"
>   },
>   "links": [
>     {
>       "rel": "http://webfinger.net/rel/profile-page",
>       "href": "https://konklone.com"
>     }
>   ]}
>
>  I'm doing the mapping from field name to URI here:
> https://github.com/konklone/sinatra-webfinger/blob/master/data/urns.yml based
> on Will Norris' and Paul Jones' collections of URIs.
>
>  Next, I'd like to tackle an extension for Jekyll, and a generator for a
> straight static file you can serve with a couple of lines in
> nginx/Apache/S3. I'll probably follow the approach I'm taking here in
> sinatra-webfinger as closely as possible, so, feedback very welcome!
>
>  -- Eric
>
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