Re: [blogite] PingBack description files

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From: Jim Dabell (
Date: Sun Sep 08 2002 - 19:34:39 BST

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On Saturday 07 September 2002 8:18 pm, Simon Willison wrote:
> At 20:32 07/09/2002 +0100, Aquarion wrote:
> >This is the last time I'm going to post about this, because if you don't
> >get that I don't think this is a good idea by now, I've got no hope, and
> >might as well give up anyway.
> Please keep posting about this (and other) issues - the more discussion
> and viewpoints we get on this kind of thing the better.


> >The interface you've just described is to tell a given client how to
> >ping back to my blog. In order to do this, the client side has to
> >impliment four *differant* methods of how to ping people.
> You misunderstand - the whole idea of the description file is to give
> clients choice, not force them in to doing more work.


> As an example, I've been trying to write a bookmarklet at the moment
> which allows you to drag-select a blog entry you have just written and
> pingback all the links in the selection with one click of the mouse. The
> bookmarklet opens all of the links in your selection in invisible
> iFrames, checks them all for <link> tags, loads in the XML document for
> each one, checks through /that/ for a <interface type="get"> bit and uses
> the information in there to send a pingback via the query string method.
> Et voila! A bookmarklet client for anyone using a DOM compatible browser.

Novel approach. This would work for general web authoring quite well, as
long as you kept track of the ones you'd already sent notifications to.

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Jim Dabell

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