Since I was called out, I went ahead and quickly implemented CoComment for Subtext, but I have yet to deploy it to my personal blog. It will be released as part of our upcoming interim 188.8.131.52 release which is focused on bug fixes and a few developer goodies thrown in.
I said before I wasn’t interested in supporting CoComment, hoping to see a cleaner approach come along and surprise everyone. But it seems that adoption of CoComment is going pretty well and I am not one to stand in the way of progress. Besides, it really didn’t take long to implement at all.
CoComment support in the latest build of Subtext is pretty automatic. There is no need to update any skins. Simply go into the admin section under the Comment Settings and click a checkbox to enable CoComments. That’s it!
I wrote a base server control (in Subtext.Web.Controls if you are handy with Subversion and want to get it from our source control repository) for rendering out the CoComment script. This control lets you set the various properties and renders out the appropriate CoComment script. I then inherited from that class to implement a Subtext specific version. That control gets rendered in the head section of the page to maintain as much XHTML compliance as possible. I am seriously anal, aren’t I?