March 04, 2003

URLs in Pingback RDF

I just posted a blog entry which referred to posts by both Christian Weyer and Sam Gentile and got a rather strange error when Moveable Type tried to perform the pings.

Both of the pages contain RDF entries specifying a traceback:ping entry (taking Sam as an example, because for some reason MT does not not automatically detect the entries on Christian's page)

trackback:ping="dotnetweblogs.com/sgentile/services/trackback.aspx?postid=3331"
which Moveable Type (v2.63) gives a strange error for -
Ping 'dotnetweblogs.com/sgentile/services/trackback.aspx?postid=3331' failed: HTTP error: 400 URL must be absolute
I think Moveable Type may be getting confused by these URLs, as if I manually edit the URLs to be pinged to start with http:// then everything works fine.

Certainly all the examples in the TraceBack Module specification have a http:// prefix, and the narrative description seems to imply that the contents of the traceback:ping elements should be a full URL, although it only actually describes use in an RSS feed, not the inline use in a web page.

I think we are in slightly unexplored standardization territory here, so it is not clear whether this is a specification or implementation issue. Thoughts?

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Posted by Jorgen Thelin at March 4, 2003 02:24 PM - [PermaLink]
 
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I have posted this as a query on the Moveable Type support forum too. http://www.movabletype.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=18;t=15955 - Jorgen Posted by: Jorgen Thelin on March 4, 2003 03:18 PM
The reply on the Moveable Type support forum does seem to confirm my suspisions that it is a problem on the dotnetweblogs.com end of things rather than the MT end. Posted by: Jorgen Thelin on March 21, 2003 04:54 PM