[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #43958: Pingbacks Trackbacks and Data Export/Deletion/GDPR

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#43958: Pingbacks Trackbacks and Data Export/Deletion/GDPR
 Reporter:  dshanske          |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Pings/Trackbacks  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal            |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                    |
 Being as there is all this talk about the ability to export or request
 deletion of data, we aren't factoring in the fact that these comments have
 no email address, only a URL.

 In the successor to Pingbacks and Trackbacks, Webmention, the
 specification supports updating/deleting a webmention by sending a new
 one. https://www.w3.org/TR/webmention/#updating-existing-webmentions

 Pingbacks and trackbacks have no such facility. While sending a ping is a
 clear indication of permission for a site to link to you(Otherwise why do
 it), there should be a way to hook into the new systems that supports this
 rather than building a separate one.

 Looking for ideas on this one.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/43958>
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