Bookmarks shared among desktop environments

Claes Holmerson claes at
Tue Apr 19 23:46:14 EEST 2005

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Navindra Umanee wrote:

> > In particular, given that we have a fairly widely supported format for web
> > bookmarks:
> >
> I'm not sure xbel is so good anyway.
> I, for one, find it incredibly annoying that my xbel bookmarks file
> constantly changes whether I save/remove new bookmarks to/from it
> or not.  This makes it all but impossible to merge bookmark files
> (e.g. with Unison) with a common ancestor even though one of them
> shouldn't have changed at all.
> As a user, I'd like to have a stronger say over what happens to my
> data rather than have xbel change it whenever it wants.

This article describes an interesting way to implement a bookmark system
using xbel as a "restful" web service:

There are several things in it I find interesting: the way URIs are used
to query the set of bookmarks, and the way HTTP GET/PUT/DELETE methods are
used to update the database. I wonder if not a "restful" webservice-like
system would be interesting to consider also for DConf?


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