December 25, 2005

TrackBack & PingBack

Posted in webs-programming at 9:53 pm by Jeffrey Guo

TrackBack is
a framework for peer-to-peer communication and notifications between web sites.
The central idea behind TrackBack is the idea of a TrackBack ping,
a request saying,
“resource A is related/linked to resource B.” A TrackBack “resource” is represented by a TrackBack Ping URL,
which is just a standard URI. More about TrackBack Specification
TrackBack Development Blog here.
Pingback is a method for web authors to request notification when
somebody links to one of their documents. Typically, web publishing
software will automatically inform the relevant parties on behalf of
the user, allowing for the possibility of automatically creating
links to referring documents.More…

[RFC 2119]
Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels, S. Bradner. IETF, March 1997. RFC 2119 is available at
[RFC 2396]
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax,
T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, L. Masinter. IETF, August 1998. RFC 2396
is available at
XML-RPC Specification, D. Winer. UserLand Software, Inc, June 1999. XML-RPC is available at
Specification for Fault Code Interoperability,
D. Libby, et al. May 2001. The Specification for Fault Code
Interoperability is available at


  1. Hhhrhgsv said,


  2. Great thanks!

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