Here's the news.

Anyone know if AOL will have TrackBack support?

Update: Err. As Dave points out, it's Manila, not Radio. But it sounds like Radio is next, so yeay anyway.

Posted by jzawodn at July 16, 2003 09:21 PM

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# Dave Winer said:

Actually that's Manila that got Trackback. That's the earlier, centralized weblog CMS. Radio will get it next, doing Trackback for a desktop tool like Radio is quite a bit harder (the server is dumb, the smarts are on the desktop, but the server usually isn't publicly addressable, a necessary thing for Trackback).

on July 16, 2003 09:58 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Duh, I knew that. Really.

Must engage brain before fingers...

on July 16, 2003 10:04 PM
# Anil said:

AOL's definitely considering TrackBack for Journals. They like the idea, but are focused (quite understandably) on getting 1.0 out the door.

on July 17, 2003 12:42 AM
# Roger Benningfield said:

Anil: You'd know a helluva lot better than I, but y'know, I'll be stunned if AOL ever supports Trackback. Deep pockets and a massive server farm are great, but at the end of the day, the bandwidth and CPU time demanded by a couple million new bloggers trying to autodiscover RDF and wait for ping responses from Joe's Slow Blog has gotta be justified on the balance sheet.

on July 17, 2003 02:31 PM
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