Bug - Trackback fails when post is not published to home page
- Lisa (http://www.lisa-jill.com/) posted about problems she was
having with Radio's trackback in Radio UserLand's discussion forum
There were multiple issues present, which I believe have been
resolved except for one. In a number of her posts, this error is
recorded in weblogData.posts.[postNum].trackback.outbound.urls.
rs.0127252.114.trackback.inbound.urls." because "" is an illegal
(User number 127252 is my Radio user number - in this particular
post, Lisa linked to post #114 in my weblog.)
Lisa encountered this error a number of times, but this error
appeared intermittently so its cause did not appear to be easy to
determine. It is not easy to look at trackback errors across a
number of posts, so I wrote a macro to dump a list of all posts with
trackback error messages and some detail about those posts.
This macro is available at:
Recommended usage: Place trackbackErrors.txt file
in /www/system/pages directory and browse to
http://127.0.0.1/system/pages/trackbackErrors to view the report.
trackbackErrors.txt can also be placed in the /www directory. File
will be rendered, upstreamed, and report will then be viewable by
Lisa downloaded the trackbackErrors.txt file and ran it on her
weblog. She has also placed trackbackErrors.txt in a rendered
directory, so that it is viewable to the public as well. Her
trackbackErrors report can be viewed at:
The trackback errors report for Lisa's weblog makes it easy to see
what was common in every post where she receives this error: The
post is not published to the "Home Page" (flNotOnHomePage is true).
I have a link to this report for my weblog as well. It can be
I have two occurrences of the above error, and they both occur in a
post that was not published to the "Home Page".
It would appear that there is a problem with trackback pings if a
post is not published to the "Home Page".
Any assistance, suggestions, comments welcome.
David Phillips (TweezerMan)
The Tweezer's Edge 2