[PROPOSAL] Desktop Bookmarks

Emmanuele Bassi ebassi at gmail.com
Tue May 10 13:42:09 EEST 2005

On 5/10/05, Ed Mack <lists at edmack.com> wrote:
> > dependency stack (my current implementation does not require an XML
> > parser library, by using the Glib's markup parser).
> Glib isn't a cross-desktop standard, but XML is. If this is to be a
> shared standard (which would be very good), why not use appropriate
> technology?

XBEL is a technology for web resources, be them URLs or RDF stuff. 
It's well versed for this task, by using namespaces and "opaque"
containers for metadata.

On the other hand, desktop bookmarks are used mainly for local stuff,
like recently used files or directories.

For this, XBEL seems an overkill to me.

Kind regards,

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