[XML-SIG] XBEL / Konqueror

Uche Ogbuji Uche.Ogbuji at fourthought.com
Fri Jan 28 07:38:43 CET 2005

On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 11:05 +0100, David Vevar wrote:
> Since you mention Konqueror on your page 
> (http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/xbel/) I was wondering what was 
> your official position about Konqueror's bookmark format. It's supposed 
> to be XBEL but from what I see there's an icon argument in a bookmark 
> element. Since I can't find it in a dtd I thought that such data should 
> be put into metadata (in info). In your pdf document describing XBEL 
> there's no mention of icons (and how to handle such data) either. Is 
> there an offocial position regarding that? I'd be most grateful for your 
> insight.

When it's come up before, I've argued that icons shouldn't be a matter
for the main XBEL DTD, but that implementations should be allowed to add
extension data for icons.

XBEL 1.1 does have

<!ATTLIST bookmark
            icon     NMTOKEN    #IMPLIED

But NMTOKEN doesn't really make sense for an icon (ENTITY, anyone?

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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Be humble, not imperial (in design) - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10286
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