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Anne van Kesteren: Sam catches that referrer, does some magic, and displays an excerpt of the post in his comments, along with a link and the title of the post that linked him. I believe he uses the feed that is linked from the referrer’s post for that. (Yes, I’m jealous and like this feature.)

Anne, If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here, and I’ll try to answer them.  As to the referers “magic”, here’s an outline:

I do support a number of different versions of RSS, which essentially amounts to a number of different synonyms for the xml elements (example: description, content:encoded, xhtml:body).  Those with only one such element gets that element treated as if it were both the summary and content.

People without autodiscovery don’t get linkbacks.  People with not-well-formed feeds don’t get linkbacks.  People with summary feeds or who strip out all html don’t get linkbacks.

The code is here.  I also support pingback, and trackback is integrated with my comments.  On my todo list is revisiting my email logic to reject more of the lame spammers.