Bad trackback link. mod_rewrite problem ? (3 posts)

  1. Dougal Campbell
    Posted 12 years ago #

    TrackBack links are not meant to be viewed in the browser. They are only used for blog-to-blog linking. Matt has some notes about this, which could arguably be called a flaw in the design of TrackBack. PingBack is more intuitive, since it doesn't require any special setup or interaction, but doesn't have the capability to carry excerpt information, by default. It would be nice if there was an easily implemented protocol that could combine the best features of both systems.

  2. philor
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Are you sure you got all the mod_rewrite stuff copied out? That error sounds rather like one I got once by thinking that the few visible lines were all there was. Maybe it's a version-difference, but looking at some-random-nightly, I've got nine rewrite rules, including one for wp-trackback.php.

  3. TechGnome
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Not sure it is the same problem. The other poster doesn't have mod_rewrite. What you are looking for is autodiscovery to redirect to the right post. Having never clicked on a trackedback link, I never noticed that it was "broken".

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