[XML-SIG] favicon in XBEL

Thomas B. Passin tpassin at comcast.net
Fri Jul 30 23:57:47 CEST 2004

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:

> Are there any other missing features from XBEL that should be added
> for XBEL 1.2?  Two things I found when checking my archives were:
> 1.  Specify how URLs should be encoded in XBEL. 2.  Some sort of
> merge/include feature.

Currently I merge bookmarks from a number of browsers.  I do it with
xslt, which also handles de-duplicating to some degree.  Good merging 
and sorting in an xbel utility would be nice.

My biggest problem when working with bookmarks, and even more from sets 
of them, was the encoding of the bookmark titles.  The web pages the 
titles come from can have different encodings, and depending on the 
browser, those encodings may end up in the titles, resulting in 
inconsistent encoding.

Well, maybe that doesn't happen so often anymore (better browsers?), but 
I had to do some hacking on the current xbel code to get it to use 
unicode and stop halting with encoding errors on titles.  I haven't had 
time to post my changes yet, but maybe in a couple of weeks ...


Tom P

Thomas B. Passin
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)

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