Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.

28 April 2003

And I couldn’t help it: as I was in the process of adding some PHP to my site, I also implemented trackbacks. I haven’t got a MovableType setup at hand, so I can’t test it really, but it might just work. Since I never managed to get the courage to read the official specification, I vampirized b2’s code (thanks open source — well, thanks if it works), because I’ve always found it that much easier to understand source code rather than a technical documentation. Now we only have to see if it works. What I do know already is that the manual trackback form (which allows anyone to ping one of my articles, even without MovableType or another intelligent CMS, i.e. even with Blogger) works. In the meantime, I have yet to look up the auto-discovery specs, and I’ll have a real pro’s blog. As if it was gonna help me write my movie’s script…

Oh, I forgot: I also made a script to ping weblogs.com automatically every time I add an article. I don’t know what the point really would be, but… hey, why not? (You might not be noticing the efforts I’m making here to refrain from saying I only did it so that my blog would be taken into account by BlogShares…)

P.S. Auto-discovery is done; it was easy. Now I have to write the script to allow me to ping other blogs, and use it to test my own trackback ping URL. Cool, something else to do!

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