Proposed Browser Bookmark Sharing Standard.

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpeseng at
Tue Jul 1 13:52:58 EEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 08:24, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 02:47:41PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Given that Epiphany is very firmly the odd one out here, and that all
> > of the other browsers (including Safari) could very easily produce and
> > consume XBEL (and importantly, produce/consume the *same* XBEL without
> > losing any data), perhaps Marco should just try and munge it as best
> > he can and let everyone else get on with using the de facto standard.
> > :-)
> agreed, though obviously full interop would be even nicer,
> and epiphany's model is possibly useful. i personally didn't
> like it for the short period i tried it and actually prefer 
> the "normal" (:)) way, but i see no reason to try to get 
> some extra metadata adding to the spec to help epiphany along,
> it will make the spec more flexible in any case.

I think epiphany bookmarks can use xbel format. It wouldnt certainly be
very clean but it's possible.

I'm firmly convinced that having a freedesktop standard that set an user
interface implementation is a mistake. But I seem to be alone and I'm
not going to complain too much ...


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