Re: [blogite] Pingback spam

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From: Ian Hickson (ian@hixie.ch)
Date: Fri Oct 11 2002 - 14:16:48 BST


On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, michel v wrote:
>
> On a funny note, has anybody complained about this yet ?
>
> http://example.com/trackback.php?tb_id=504&title=this+is+trackback+spam&url=http%3A%2F%2Fspammer.com%2Findex.php%3Fp%3Dspam&blog_name=A+spammer%27s+weblog&excerpt=you%27ve+got+to+love+interfaces+that+you+can+post+with+right+from+the+URL+bar%21+this+is+spam%21+%38$

Yeah, me:

| Sensible semantics in reporting
| To report a trackback, you have to use an HTTP GET request. This is a
| violation of the HTTP specification, which says that GET requests
| must be idempotent. Pingback uses a POST, which is defined as being
| the appropriate method to use to make requests and affect changes on
| remote servers.
 -- http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1033171507&count=1

Note that MT2.5 accepts POST trackbacks.

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