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Posts and variants are perhaps the building block of an indieweb site:
Stuff in/of posts:
The ability for one webpage to let another know the first has linked to the second is a vital indieweb building block.
The key mention technology for the indieweb is:
The ability to use your online identity (domain) to authenticate yourself on the web.
A web action is the interface and user experience of taking a specific discrete action, across the web, from one site to another site or application.
A link preview is what posts show about one or more embedded links, e.g. a headline, image, summary from the link destination.
A reply context similar to a link preview, except is the information that a reply post shows about the original post that it is in reply to. E.g. original post author (name, photo, link), original post content (or abbreviated summary).
There are numerous historical building blocks which are no longer necessary (and in many cases, even supported) on the indieweb. They are listed here both as history, and to clearly communicate that each has been considered, and either rejected (e.g. Salmon), or iterated/improved upon (e.g. Pingback became Webmention).