TrackBack and Pingback supported by CNET News.com
November 23, 2004
CNET News.com is pleased to introduce support for TrackBack and Pingback as additional tools to help readers follow the flow of interactive content. Anyone linking to a CNET News.com story who sends the proper notification will get a link back in return.
What are TrackBack and Pingback?
TrackBack and Pingback links are records of links made to CNET News.com pages. A publisher sends a ping (or notification) to CNET News.com that a link to the CNET News.com page has been made. CNET News.com records that notification and builds a page including all the notifications, with links back to the linking site. More technical details.
CNET News.com is incorporating TrackBacks and Pingbacks to help readers see the broader context and commentary around stories reported by CNET News.com. Reader can continue to post comments directly in TalkBack, found at the bottom of CNET News.com story pages.
In the story tools section of most CNET News.com stories, you'll find a button called TrackBack on the right side.
The button looks like this
and leads you to a page where you can view any TrackBack or Pingback notifications received for the story in question. Try it. This button is active.
Questions and feedback and other notes
If you have questions or feedback about TrackBack and Pingback, we welcome your comments in either of two ways.
- Link to this story with a TrackBack or Pingback notification. Here's the URL (http://tb.news.com/tb.cgi/2030-9368-5462850) in case your software doesn't pick it up automatically from the information we've put in the page. We'll monitor all links made to this page and learn from our readers what else we can do.
- Questions and feedback about the TrackBack and PingBack service can be addressed to our KnowledgeBase system.
If you're linking to CNET News.com, here's the . We encourage linking appropriately.
CNET News.com reserves the right to remove references to TrackBacks and Pingbacks that contradict the CNET Networks terms of service. We hope we never need it!
How do I send a TrackBack or Pingback notification?
If your publishing software supports TrackBack or Pingback, just link to a CNET News.com story normally. CNET News.com has put code in the source of its story pages so that Web publishers' notifications will be automatically recorded. You may ping the TrackBack/Pingback URL for each story directly, if you choose. The TrackBack URL is available via the TrackBack page for each story. If you are a publisher considering supporting these emerging standards, you'll want to read the technical specifications at the links below.
More technical details
The TrackBack link for this page is:
Clicking on the link in a browser doesn't show you anything meaningful, but sending a TrackBack ping to that URL will. Similarly, the Pingback link for this page is:
Learn more about TrackBack and Pingback
CNET News.com is supporting TrackBack and Pingback as emerging standards, developed elsewhere. The links below direct you to the sources used in building the CNET News.com implementation.