[wp-hackers] trackback.rdf

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Dec 21 08:22:20 GMT 2005

This is used for Movable Type and some other miscellaneous blog apps  
for automatic Trackback.  I'd just as well leave it in, as there are  
tens of thousands of MT users who rely on this functionality.  I  
would, however, move it up closer to the top of the page (as some  
agents only download X Kb of the page looking for it).

I currently do something like this:

<?php if ( is_single() ) : $post = $posts[0]; ?>
<?php trackback_rdf(); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

(The $post = $posts[0]; part is because I call it up above the loop).

The only downside to this is that it increases the size of the page  
by some small amount.

- backwards compat
- people don't annoy us with "Why aren't MT people sending me  
trackbacks?" questions

If the decision is made not to put it back in, I'll probably just  
write a plugin to do it (using wp_head();) and then we can just refer  
people there if they ask about it.

- Mark

On Dec 20, 2005, at 3:21 PM, Podz wrote:

> Peter Westwood wrote:
>> Podz wrote:
>>>> This has gone from the theme index files:
>>>> <!--
>>>> <?php trackback_rdf(); ?>
>>>> -->
>> I thought this was removed in one of the 1.5.x versions
> You are indeed correct thanks ! It was a 1.5 I inadvertently used to
> compare - which means that I now need to look through a 1.5.2 to  
> compare
> against 2.0
> All these theme changes buried in trac ....
> P.
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Mark Jaquith

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