There is talk of pushing for Trackback to become a standard. A few of the problems with Trackback are immediately apparent: horrible internationization support, bad auto-discovery, proclivity for spamming, no verification, historical baggae of category junk, bad spec. Fix all these and you get… pingback. Pingback is big enough now to make a blip in […]
The software that was running the WordPress support forums was getting long in the tooth and was not handling the load of increased exposure terribly well. A PHP upgrade rendered it nearly unusable. Anyway, long story short, I wrote some forum software. It’s called bbPress and is similar to WordPress in a lot of ways, […]
Sam Waudby writes in that the new MSN is (almost) standards compliant. That is really nice. There is one or two silly things, but I think it’s significant that 99.9% of the page including the advertising is XHTML 1.0 Strict. I’m going to point to that the next time someone whines about an ad system […]
This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all year. Check out the HTML of this article I linked a few days ago. Notice anything at the top? <link rel="pingback" href="http://tb.news.com/p2t.cgi/2100-1032-5368454" /> Houston, we have Pingback support! Let’s dig deeper: <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://news.com.com/2100-1032-5368454.html" dc:title="Microsoft flip-flop may signal blog clog" dc:identifier="http://news.com.com/2100-1032-5368454.html" /> trackback:ping="http://tb.news.com/tb.cgi/2100-1032-5368454" </rdf:RDF> […]
A brief look at the markup of the latest and greatest search engines.