Trackback and Pingback SupportPosted in BlogSvc by JarrettV on 10/20/2008 9:09:00 AM - CST
Trackback and pingback support is the top new feature of the next release. The support is unique in that it utilizes an MVC controller to receive trackbacks and pingbacks. I've also implemented auto-ping support for sending trackback and pingbacks to all the links in the content of an entry upon publish or update.
I believe that the Atom Threading Extension was built upon the notion of a trackback. This is why we are using the existing annotation support in BlogSvc for annotating an entry when a trackback or pingback occurs. Therefore, a trackback is just another atom entry with it's content source pointing back to the target location.
BlogSvc is unique in that it tries to extract information from the target location when it is not provided. This sometimes occurs with trackbacks and it is always the case with pingbacks.
The trackback and pingback support was built to verify the target location refers back to the entry. To further reduce potential spam, it also supports plugging in a spam blocking service.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the new trackback and pingback support.