Tools for webmention.org
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webmention-tools

Some simple tools in python to deal with webmentions.

Currently:

  • webmentiontools.send implements WebmentionSend that sends webmentions.
  • webmentiontools.urlinfo implements UrlInfo() that will rerurn usefull information about a web page, like title, the existance of an "in-reply-to" link, the author name, the author image, etc.
  • webmentiontoold.webmentionio provides a class to query webmention.io

There is also the corresponting command line tool, webmention-tools (which is also a simple example on how to use the library.

Check bin/demp.py on how to use the library to query webmention.io and present information for all URLs that mentioned http://indiewebcamp.com/webmention

Installation

pip install webmentiontools

Usage:

Command line:

webmention-tools send `source` `target`
webmention-tools urlinfo `url`

or

Python code to send a webmention:

from webmentiontools.send import WebmentionSend
source = 'URL of page sending the webmention'
target = 'URL of page to receive the webmention'
mention = WebmentionSend(source, target)
mention.send()

Python code to get info about a webpage.

from webmentiontools.urlinfo import UrlInfo
url = 'a link to a web page'
i = UrlInfo(url)
if i.error:
    print 'There was an error getting %s' % url
else:
    print 'in-reply-to link: %s' % i.inReplyTo()
    print 'publication date: %s' % i.pubDate()
    print 'page title: %s' % i.title()
    print 'image link: %s' % i.image()