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Re: Proposed Browser Bookmark Sharing Standard.



XBEL looks fine to me, but I'm not a browser developer.

I suspect the only things that XDG needs to add in this case is:
1) Where the bookmarks file[s] is/are stored. (And how to deal with
multiple ones if we allow this)
2) How/when/if to detect updates to it.
3) How/when/if to handle conflicting updates.
4) Fix a [minimum] version for XDG purposes.

Incidentally, "exchange", in terms of information transfer, in not the
same as "import/export", which is I think the source of confusion over
whether its suitable or not.

And now for my almost-obligatory comment on ACAP: :-)

For other prior art in this area, there's an IETF draft concerning
sharing and accessing bookmark information via ACAP, recently updated:

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-acap-book-06.txt

A brief glance through XBEL suggests that XBEL and this draft are mostly
sane WRT each other.

I might implement a XBEL<=>ACAP agent thingy in my next release of the
server, actually, since I've been looking for a good excuse to write a
vaguely useful example. I'm not convinced there's much need to integrate
this sort of support into the browser if we already have XBEL, and the
browsers notice changes to it.

Dave.



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