[wp-hackers] Trackback and Pingback in WordPress

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Dec 8 22:42:19 UTC 2004

You can't rely on rel="trackback"... you really have to look for the 
RDF.  Lowest common denominator, and all.

Any ideas on how we can keep the post time to a minimum?  A site with 10 
links to 10 different sites would take a while to post, searching for PB 
and TB on each one.  Perhaps we could save the entry, then redirect the 
poster to a list of all the links with a "Ping" checkmark next to each.  
It could attempt to send a Trackback, and if no Trackback URI is found, 
attempt to send a Pingback.  Or maybe the other way around.

Jonathan Greene wrote:

> There are also sites who accept Trackbacks unknowingly... they have a 
> link in source, but not viewable...
> On Dec 8, 2004, at 2:00 PM, Alex King wrote:
>> Many trackback URLs aren't as clean as WP's so connecting the linked 
>> URL in the body with the trackback URL seems a little tricky (unless 
>> the site has the trackback tags in the page).
>> --Alex

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