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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at homeYou can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and a way of solving mylong and short of it:
frustrations in sharing bookmarks with other people over computers.  It also 
is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">good 
bookmarking</a> and <a 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative 
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this 
problem from another angle: <a href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and <a href="http://www.webwizards.net/useful/wbbm.htm">Web-Based Bookmark Managers</a>. 
 
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a 
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not only 
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is 
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge 
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL 
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is 
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so that 
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to 
keep bookmarks synced between several locations. 
 
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of 
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems. 
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to a 
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a 
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced 
with all the other clients. 
 
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could do 
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks for 
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see by 
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so that 
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrange 
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last 
updated)... You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only 
annotations to a bookmark, or submit links on an honor system so that the 
most popular float to the top...  You could adjust your filter so that only 
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up. 
   
<p><blockquote>
<ul>Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a
        <li>The server is done, although it still is read-only.  central server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
        <li>You can import bookmarks into the database via a perl script[<a href="#script">1</a>].</blockquote>
        <li>You can read bookmarks out of the server[<a     href="#server">2</a>], using the
         included client[<a href="#client">3</a>].  <p>I have a server which is currently using <a
</ul>href="http://www.xmlrpc.com">XML-RPC</a> and implements three commands:
<code>getRoot</code>, <code>getNode</code> and <code>getChildren</code>.  It
The mozilla client will connect to the server, but I've had some troublesreturns <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc">RDF</a> data in the same
getting the RDF from the server synced up with the user interface.  format that Mozilla itself internally for bookmarks.  This is all I need to
 iterate through a tree.
 
 <p>The Mozilla client is still very rudimentary, but it does pick up XML-RPC
 queries and display the RDF in a little window..  If you enjoy pain or would
 like to help, then you can pick up the code from <a
 href="/source/browse/bookie/clients/mozilla/extensions/bookie/resources">here</a>.
 Thanks to Aaron Andersen for the cool <a
 href="http://www.xulplanet.com/tutorials/xulapp/">tutorial</a>.
   
<p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;<p>There is an <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/">Ant</a> script
 available <a href="/source/browse/bookie/scripts/build.xml">here</a>.  Alternatively, if you just want to play around, you can download a snapshot <a href="/bookie-20010807.zip">here</a>.  (Note that you will need a database and JDBC driver before you start the server, but the SQL scripts are included).
   
<hr><p>Suggestions and comments are welcome.
   
 [1] <a name="server">/scripts/server.bat, assuming you have the database up and working...  
 <p>  
 [2] <a name="script">/scripts/perl/importdb.pl  
 <p>  <p>
[3] <a name="client">/scripts/client.batWill Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;
 <?php require(NOTES); ?>
   

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