Proposed Browser Bookmark Sharing Standard.
kent at structural-wood.com
Sat Jun 28 16:19:06 EEST 2003
Regarding point (3) "Is looking at bookmarking and history sufficient to
achieve transparent interoperability?"
I think not - at this point the ability of Mozilla to fill in forms
(especially usernames and passwords) is the item I miss most when I use
another browser. I would like the form data to be shared as well.
Biju Chacko wrote:
> On 27 Jun 2003 13:32:13 +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
>>Writing standards for the sake of it doesn't seem like a really useful
>>thing, especially when the various browsers are already reasonably
> I agree with you wholeheartedly. Standards *must* serve a purpose.
> IMO, browsers are insufficiently interoperable. I believe that users
> should be able to switch browsers transparently, without having to go
> through an intermediate step of 'importing bookmarks'. That is
> housekeeping that the system ought to be doing for him.
> We need to fix the current view that bookmarks are the browser's data.
> They aren't -- they're the user's data.
> I have nothing invested in this particular method of sharing data. If
> the consensus is that it sucks then it sucks. I wouldn't want that to
> obscure the underlying objective of transparent interoperability.
> My main aim of posting it was to get folks who understand the problem
> better than I to start talking about it.
> My questions are:
> 1. Is what I am suggesting desirable and practical?
> 2. Is it really worth the effort?
> 3. Is looking at bookmarking and history sufficient to achieve
> transparent interoperability?
> 3. If yes to all of the above, what is the best way of achieving this
> -- b
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