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Hour 16. Using TrackBack > Understanding TrackBack

Understanding TrackBack

TrackBack is a standardized method of communication that Web sites can use to send and receive notifications to and from one another. These notifications are called “pings,” and they're generally used to alert the receiving site of a relationship between a resource it contains and another resource on the site sending the notification. The most common use of TrackBack is essentially as a remote commenting system.

Here's a simple scenario: You're reading a post on a friend's Web site and, instead of posting a comment there on his site, you write an entry of your own on your Web site in response. Your entry links back over to your friend's site, but now you need some way to alert his site so that he and the other people reading his site will know about your response.


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