Let me take this occasion to clarify again what this whole “integration” thing is about. When coComment captures comments left on blogs, it needs to catch all sorts of information: blog name and URL, comment author’s name, comment content, etc. Clicking on the bookmarklet or using the extension tells coComment to do that.
When coComment is integrated into a blog, two things happen:
- the different variables coComment needs are given to it directly
- coComment is given the power to catch the comments.
Consequence: if you integrate coComment into your blog, coComment will have the correct data (blog and post names, etc.) and will know to capture the comments made on it, be they by coComment users or other people.
If you don’t integrate coComment into your blog, then we still try and catch the comments (if a coComment user requests it by posting in the thread or simply choosing to track it) with the coCo-crawler. This is, however, a less precise way of capturing comments for the moment.
technorati tags:cocomment, integration, explanation
*[Initially posted on the coComment blog.](http://blog.cocomment.com/2006/09/18/integration-page-updated/)*
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