Comment tracking

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Thu May 19 11:57:22 PDT 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005, Christopher Whipple wrote:

> Hey all,
> Had an idea this morning for builing comment tracking features into
> publishing platforms piggybacking on OpenID functionality.  Here's how it'd
> work:
> I use my blog url to authenticate - the server checks my blog
> and pings my OpenID server.  I'm authenticated and leave my comment.  The
> server then checks my blog again to find a url where my blog
> accepts incoming pings, sends a ping saying "you just left a comment here,
> here's the comment's permalink and here's some info about the blog where you
> left the comment".  My blogging tool then takes care of tracking/displaying
> that information.
> Thoughts?

I wouldn't do this without comment signing.  Otherwise any site could just
hit your blog publisher's ping URL and claim that you wrote things which
you might not have.  But comment signing is something that I do think
would fit into here at some point.

- Brad

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