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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<blockquote>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">goodBookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a
bookmarking</a> and <acentral server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative</blockquote>
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>I have a server which is currently using <a
href="http://www.xmlrpc.com">XML-RPC</a> and implements three commands:
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a<code>getRoot</code>, <code>getNode</code> and <code>getChildren</code>.  It
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not onlyreturns <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc">RDF</a> data in the same
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory isformat that Mozilla itself internally for bookmarks.  This is all I need to
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a hugeiterate through a tree.
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<blockquote>
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so thatA snapshot of the server (and a java client) is <a href="/bookie-20010708.zip">here</a>.  Both the client and the server are fully functional.  (Note that you will need a database and JDBC driver before you start the server, but the SQL scripts are included).
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to</blockquote>
keep bookmarks synced between several locations.
<p>The Mozilla client is still very rudimentary, but it does pick up XML-RPC
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction ofqueries and display the RDF in a little window.  If you enjoy pain or would
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems.like to help, then you can pick up the code from <a
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to ahref="/source/browse/bookie/clients/mozilla/extensions/bookie/resources">here</a>.
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever aThanks to Aaron Andersen for the cool <a
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and syncedhref="http://www.xulplanet.com/tutorials/xulapp/">tutorial</a>.
with all the other clients.
<p>Suggestions and comments are welcome.
<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>  <p>
<ul>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;
        <li>The server is working, although it still is read-only.  <?php require(NOTES); ?>
        <li>You can import bookmarks into the database via a perl script[<a href="#script">1</a>]. 
        <li>You can read bookmarks out of the server[<a href="#server">2</a>], using the 
         included client[<a href="#client">3</a>].   
</ul> 
 
The mozilla client will connect to the server, but I've had some troubles 
getting the RDF from the server synced up with the user interface.   
 
<p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt; 
 
<hr> 
 
[1] <a name="script">/scripts/perl/importdb.pl 
<br> 
[2] <a name="server">/scripts/server.bat, assuming you have the database up and working... 
<br> 
[3] <a name="client">/scripts/client.bat 
   

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