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building a trackback system

     
12:23 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been to movabletype.org and read all about what trackbacks do and I have created my code but what I don't understand is how do I let someone else's system know where to ping my site?

Is it as simple as creating a link that includes rel="trackback" and has trackback as the link text? Or is there more to it?

I know this is a fairly old thing now but I want to learn more about it and this seems to be the one thing that isn't explained well enough for me to understand.

12:41 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've always used the TrackBack built into MT or other CMS packages, so I'm not exactly sure how you'd do it yourself. I'd start looking here:

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That's what I have found, although at a different location on their site, but unfortunately the zip file isn't available through the download link.

I did find another site with instructions on how to implement the file (once I locate it) and it looks like it just requires the link, but I'm not sure.

I'm not quite ready to add the code to the site I'm building so I have some time to figure this out. Maybe I missed something in the documentation...

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I contacted the people at MT, and they located a download for the standalone TrackBack package, here:

[sixapart.com...]

However they mentioned this caveat:

Please do note that this package has not been updated, and we are unable to provide official support for its use (it is now quite old, and not actively maintained).