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Hmm... probably I'm stupid, but both of Trackback and Pingback pages shows these like pingback would be an alternative trackback, which nobody uses.
Isn't pingback used mainly for blog-aggregators ang -searchsystems like Technorati and so on?
Do they have a trackback too?
I don't think so
But I think there are more clever guys than me to figure this out
There are three types of Linkbacks - Pingbacks, Refbacks, and Trackbacks. Here in Wikipedia, only two were referenced, and there was no article for Linkbacks in General. I created an additional article to represent all three, added some missing material for the two that were in existence, and created the parent article, Linkback.
I propose that we merge Pingback, Refback, and Trackback into a Linkback article, with redirects from each to the Linkback article.
What's your opinion? - Mugs 11:41, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
-IMHO Trackbacks are the most common type of Linkback, and much more well-known. If there were suddenly a Linkback article only, it may cause confusion. But hey, what do I know, submit a proposal and see where it goes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsilb (talk • contribs) 23:28, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Can someone explain WHY pingbacks are less prone to spam?
I see it mentioned that pingbacks are less prone to spam then trackbacks. Can anyone explain why please? --188.8.131.52 22:35, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
I can probably answer this, since I just got done writing a Pingback Client and a Pingback Server. Pingbacks are less prone to spam because of the implementation. In a Pingback, the Pingback Client sends a function call to the Pingback Server. It transmits two pieces of information: The SourceURI (The page that contains the link) and the TargetURI (The page being linked to). Upon receipt of a Pingback function call, the Pingback Server sends a separate request to the SourceURI and downloads the content. The Pingback Server reads the SourceURI content and verifies that a link does, in fact, exist. Further, it compares all the links on the SourceURI page to the TargetURI and ensures that one of those links is actually pointed at TargetURI. Ideally, it also verifies that TargetURI is on the right domain. Unfortunately, I can't put this on the front page because IMHO this qualifies as Original Research... But feel free to cite me: Pingbacks vs Trackbacks. Slackmaster K 23:27, 5 July 2008 (UTC)