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How are blog talkbacks implemented?

Searching for "Talkback" using google is an exercise in futility.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 27th, 2006 6:29pm
I'd root around in the MoveableType code.  They might even have the specs on their website.  It's fundamentally a URL that you post to with the correct parameters.  Nothing sophisticated like a SOAP server (thank the Lord--they can be evil).

Unfortunately in the blog world things tend to be undocumented.  You're just forced to read the code and hope you can decipher somebody else's perl scribblings.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 27th, 2006 7:14pm
Good suggestion, I might have to look into it.  Do all blogs use the same style of talkback protocol?  I don't blog much.

"Nothing sophisticated like a SOAP server"

How's your SOAP project going?
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 27th, 2006 7:16pm
Shockingly well.  I almost bombarded you via IM earlier today when I made my first actual transmission.  I'd already bombarded everyone at the office, but they largely didn't care.  Something about the fact that me working on my project meant I wasn't working on theirs.

I took the idea you gave me a while back, making a SOAP gateway.  My original program is unmodified.  It still makes a SOAP call, but without any encryption, and to a machine on our network.  The soap service there puts the appropriate security wrappers on it and forwards the message on to the final destination, passing back the results.  Or at least, that's what it will do once I figure out how WSS4J works tomorrow morning.

The wee beastie is getting written in Java, which is extract double exciting because I don't know Java.  That makes three languages in use just on my side of the project.  At some point Delphi and C are getting pulled out of that mess and the whole thing will be written in Java, but first I think I'll learn the language.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 27th, 2006 7:32pm
Here is the trackback specification:

http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/docs/trackback_spec
Permalink Send private email Michele Campeotto 
September 28th, 2006 1:52am
We better watch our lingua franca, we have an italiano in me casa blanca.
Permalink bot's sheets 
September 28th, 2006 3:17am
uhm...

"* Michele watches around his shoulders with feeling suspicious"
Permalink Send private email Michele Campeotto 
September 28th, 2006 3:23am
This is old, but talkbacks are easier to spam that even comments are and travel further.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
October 1st, 2006 5:17am

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