Desktop Bookmark spec
ebassi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 01:52:19 EET 2006
It's been quite some time since I last sent news about the Desktop
Bookmark spec. Just a quick recap: the spec is aimed at providing a
uniform storage format for bookmarks inside file managers, file
selection dialogs and, in general, applications that are *not* web
browsers but keep bookmarks of resources accessible using a URI; it also
aims at superseding the Recent Files Specification. It uses a "dialect"
of the XML Bookmark Exchange Language (XBEL) 1.0.
The discussion stopped last May, as I wanted to have a working
implementation before pushing the spec. Now, as part of Project
Ridley, GTK 2.10 will use this spec as the storage format for both
the newly written recently used documents manager and for accessing
the FileChooser shortcuts.
I'd like for this specification to become a fd.o supported spec, so that
other projects might access the recent files/shortcuts; I'd also like
that eventual further additions to the spec might be discussed here on
 Almost a year, actually:
 Latest draft (forgive typos and bad english):
Emmanuele Bassi - <ebassi at gmail.com>
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