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2003-08-17 02:16:43.468165+00 by Dan Lyke 13 comments

Hey, would someone out there with a blog tool that implements Trackback hit this entry, and if you've got an entry that I can hit for testing tell me that? Thanks!


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#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-17 15:32:51.358788+00 by: Bryant [edit history]

The autodiscovery didn't work. I tried a manual ping to http://www.flutterby.com/archive/comments/6439.html -- that also failed.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-17 17:32:45.751416+00 by: Bryant

And feel free to hit http://popone.innocence.com/archives/001080.html to test.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-18 03:25:15.482+00 by: Larry Burton

Dan, shouldn't the tracback ping be pointed to your trackback script rather than this HTML file? Maybe even into your viewentry.cgi script.

Ping any entry on my site that you like.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-18 21:34:06.578546+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, found the discovery issue. I'll try pinging when I can justify goofing off again.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-19 01:17:30.337124+00 by: Larry Burton

I attempted to ping this entry again and here's the error I got back:

Error: The following required parameters were not defined: id

I was pinging http://www.flutterby.com/archives/comments/6439.html

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-19 21:18:53.25666+00 by: Bryant

Hm. The trackback URL in the source is:


Which is wrong; it should be:


As Larry notes. I get the same error that he does, btw.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-19 21:36:26.324486+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sigh. I think it'll be Wednesday before I can get to this, but yep, the ".html" address is a mod_rewrite redirect to /archives/viewentry.cgi?id=6439, and that means I need to manually parse the GET portion because CGI.pm is ignoring it in favor of the post.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 01:02:48.876611+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, once more for good luck, if you would please. It seems to be talking to itself now...

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 02:13:31.181929+00 by: Bryant

Worked like a charm.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 05:11:44.747852+00 by: Larry Burton

Dan, I don't know if you ever did actually ping the entry listed in you edits on my blog but if you did it didn't show up. My ping back here worked fine.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 18:47:09.687465+00 by: Dan Lyke

Larry, you've got the exact same problem I did: Your trackback checker is not checking its command line for the trackback id information. It was only when I added the tb_id=Society_Weblogs_Flutterby_Is_Enabling_Trackback into the POST data that it got accepted. I don't see that in the spec, and I don't know of a good way to automatically derive it, so I'm gonna punt this one to you for the moment.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 19:42:20.219586+00 by: Larry Burton

Well, that script was derived from Six Apart and modified to also work for local comments. I never have been satisfied with it so I guess it's time to implement Writeback for my comments and trackback data. That's something for me to do tomorrow I guess.

Thanks for the debug info, Dan.

#Comment Re: Trackback made: 2003-08-20 21:08:50.146076+00 by: Bryant

Your ping to me went just fine, however. Grats!