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Pinging Categories

Up to now everything we've been doing has been focused on pinging individual entries, but Movable Type also allows a different kind of TrackBack pinging. You can allow categories in a weblog to receive pings, too. That may sound a little strange at first. Why would someone want to ping a category instead of a particular entry? To answer that question you need to understand a different type of TrackBack application.

As we discussed at the beginning of the last hour, the most common use for TrackBack is to track remote comments—linking an entry on one Web site to a response entry on another Web site. A different and equally interesting application of TrackBack (perhaps even more interesting, depending on your needs) is content aggregation.


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