[pmwiki-users] Trackbacks

Sebastian Siedentopf schlaefer at macnews.de
Tue Sep 20 16:01:15 CDT 2005

Am 20.09.2005 um 22:13 schrieb Patrick R. Michaud:

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 03:04:33PM -0400, Russell Bailey wrote:
>> * Outgoing and incoming trackback support.  (Relatively easy with a
>> standalone trackback implementation-  the question is just where to
>> integrate it.)
> Could someone give me a quick explanation of what a trackback is
> and how it works?  I've tried reading various articles about it
> in the past and I still don't have a good concept of what it's
> supposed to do or how it works.  :-(
> Pm

I will try.

Suppose someone has a blog with an article A. I read it and write  
about this blog entry A in my blog. So I want refer to blog A and  
notify blog A that I'm writing about it. So my blog (entry B) sends a  
trackback ping back to blog A and says: here is a entry B that is  
related to your blog entry A. Blog A recognize it and shows a link to  
my related blog entry B on the original site.

You have to do two things:
a) provide a trackback link for each of your blog entries, recognize  
if someone pings your blog entries and show the blog refering to yours
b) send trackback pings to other blogs which you are refering to

See here for implementation details: http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/ 


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