I've had a few posts make it to the front page of Lobsters.
Lobsters supports webmention,
yet I never received a webmention for those two posts.
I checked the logs and yes,
they were received but I rejected them with a “bad request.”
It took a bit of sleuthing,
but I found the root cause—the URL of my post was,
accoring to my code,
Lobsters was sending in a URL of the form
https://boston.conman.org//2023/01/02.1—notice the two slashes in front of the path.
My code was having none of that.
I'm not sure why Lobsters was sending a URL of that form as previous webmentions worked fine,
but when I checked previous submissions to Lobsters I saw some of the links had a double slash in the path portion.
As it's considered valid by the What Working Group? “living standard,”
I ended up having to accept what I consider a malformed URL.
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