MilkMiruku (mirukux) wrote in suggestions,

Pingback for LiveJournal.

Pingback for LiveJournal.

Short, concise description of the idea
Automatic 'referenced' links.

Full description of the idea
This system has existed for a while in the more general weblog community, and is best summerised here. To quote; "It basically boils down to telling a Web log when you've linked to it, by fetching the page, looking for a header advertising a pingback server, and then invoking an XML-RPC call on that server. The best thing about this idea is that unlike similar schemes like TrackBack, it is totally transparent to both users. It is also software-agnostic, so any Web logging system can implement pingback and interoperate with all other pingback-enabled Web logs." So basically; when a user posts a new entry, LiveJournal goes through it (the user could select Pingback to be enabled for that entry, or have it automatically on) and notes any links to other LiveJournal entries [external to that users journal]. LiveJournal then goes to the linked entry and adds an new 'referer' link to the 'Pingback box' at the bottom of the comments page.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Makes long inter-journal discussions/plans/etc much more easier to follow.
  • Users can disable sending or receiving Pingbacks.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • None I can think of atm.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • New code.
  • Tags: external services, trackback, § implemented differently
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