TrackBacks are comments. They are comments left on someone else’s site rather than your own, but they are comments nonetheless. Movable Type makes a distinction between entry comments and TrackBacks that seems artificial, and it made more sense to me to have TrackBack ping data appear within the comments portion of a Movable Type site.

I agree, and so I’ve installed the Simple Comments plugin in MovableType, and updated my templates.

While I was at it, I also swiped the format for the comment form from OxDECAFBAD, because it’s smaller and neater (even though I normally dislike using tables for layout).

posted at 3:26 pm on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 in Site News | Comments (2)


  1. Reid Ellis says:

    I assume you prefer using CSS for layout?

  2. Harald says:

    Yes. I was indoctrinated fairly early, first by the cool MovableType templates, and then by bloggers like Mark ( who stress accessibility and the separation of content from formatting. (Yes! it’s the Model View Controller pattern for web design! :-)

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