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TrackBacks and AutoDiscovery

Ben has an entry here about TrackBack and auto-discovery. Overall, auto-discovery works pretty well. I don't concern myself with finding TrackBack URLs unless I notice a site didn't get pinged.

What I dislike, however, is that trackbacks aren't sent within my site. If I link to a previous article, why isn't it sent a TrackBack? Why shouldn't a reader who might stumble on to that earlier article not see that I linked to it in a later article?

(Update: This is now working as Rainer has the answer - comment out the line next if $url =~ /^$archive_url/; in /lib/MT/Entry.pm.

P.S. So I can find this page easier, since I always seem to use the words "Internal TrackBack" to search for it, I'm adding the words "Internal TrackBack" to the entry.

4 Responses to "TrackBacks and AutoDiscovery"

  1. I've wondered this myself.

    By the way, great blog! I love to read your posts.

    I feel vindicated in my own frustrations with Aqua.

  2. One more chapter in the trackback saga

    ...One stumbling block was that MT has a built-in check to never ping the same site, as NSLog() also complains. To turn this off, go to your MT folder, find the file /Lib/MT/Entry.pm, and comment out line#289, which...

  3. I can never find this article with less than two searches. I should have named it more appropriately. 🙂

  4. Hey, I've got a plugin request for MovableType. Someone could make some money with this (I'd pay ten bucks). Or give it away free. Read this and see if you can figure out what my plugin request may be. Yep,...


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