[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14902: weblogUpdates.extendedPing does not implement standard

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#14902: weblogUpdates.extendedPing does not implement standard
 Reporter:  Scott Schram      |       Owner:                        
     Type:  defect (bug)      |      Status:  new                   
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review       
Component:  Pings/Trackbacks  |     Version:  3.0.1                 
 Severity:  normal            |    Keywords:  xmlrpc ping pingomatic
 When a blog post is published or updated, Update Services are notified if
 they are listed in the Wordpress Writing Settings panel.

 The services are notified by the weblog_ping() function in comment.php

 That function first attempts an XMLRPC call to the service's
 weblogUpdates.extendedPing.  If that fails, it attempts to notify

 if ( !$client->query('weblogUpdates.extendedPing', get_option('blogname'),
 $home, get_bloginfo('rss2_url') ) ) // then try a normal ping
         $client->query('weblogUpdates.ping', get_option('blogname'),

 '''1) The weblogUpdates.extendedPing does not match the published



 Where 5 parameters are specified:

 * Name of site
 * URL of site
 * URL of the page to be checked for changes
 * URL of RSS, RDF, or Atom feed
 * Optional a name (or "tag") categorizing your site content. You may
 delimit multiple values by using the '|' character.

 The third parameter should be the page to be checked for changes, and not
 the RSS feed.

 No 4th or 5th parameter is passed.

 '''2) The weblogUpdates.extendedPing does not take advantage of notifying
 the service of the exact page that changed (as is provided in the

 If implemented correctly, this would allow the receiving service (perhaps
 a search engine) to come directly to the correct page for re-indexing,
 instead of trying to figure it out from the RSS feed.

 I am unable to find if pingomatic.com publishes a competing version of the

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