Check out this link to News.com and you’ll see that they’re accepting trackbacks and pingbacks from blogs now. How friggin’ cool is that? That particular page is for trackbacks to the news item I discussed in my previous entry.
This is still in the testing phase it appears as I didn’t see any way to access that page from the article itself and the trackback code doesn’t auto-discover yet. I only found out about it from an entry at Photo Matt’s blog where he discusses it and reveals how to craft a URL to get to the trackback page for an item. He points out that most of the pings News.com has received so far are from Pingback enabled blogs as the auto-discovery code for that seems to be working OK. I had to open up the source view and hunt for the Trackback URL about midway through the code in order to ping it from SEB. The Pingback code was right at the top of the page.
Speaking of which, can someone please explain to me what differences (if any) there are between trackback and pingback? I’ve read the technical documentation on both and I’m no clearer on what one offers over the other.