I'm just figuring out how to use trackback.
Unfortunately blogger, the weblog provider I'm using, does not support trackback (neither direction). So I want to ping other weblogs 'by hand' and therefore I have to learn how to do that.
I've found these resources so far:
* TrackBack Explanation (Movable Type)
* TrackBack Development (Movable Type)
* Movable Type User Manual: Trackback
* How Trackback Works
* The Next Generation of TrackBack: A Proposal
The first manual try of the first article failed although I got a successful response.
The second try with the second article succeeded but - stupid as I am - I've chosen the wrong article to ping.
But the third try with the third article was finally perfect ;-)
As you see, doing trackback 'by hand' is really possible but is really painful and error-prone. If you have a blogging tool which automatically supports trackback, please continue using it. You didn't miss anything ;-)
BTW, does anybody know, how it's possible to - at least - ping trackbacks on other weblogs based on your blogger-based weblog?
Help is very much appreciated!