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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at home<p>
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and a way of solving myYou can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
frustrations in sharing bookmarks with other people over computers.  It alsolong and short of it: 
is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a</p>
bookmarking</a> and <a<blockquote>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative  Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this  server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
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>.</blockquote>
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a<p>
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not only The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional.  The current
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence of
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL a working server.
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is</p>
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<p>
keep bookmarks synced between several locations. To get the server running on your machine, download the server.zip file
 <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.zip">here</a>.  You should
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of start the server with 
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  <code>java -Dlog4j.configuration=info.xml -jar server.jar</code>
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced in a directory for Bookie usage.   No database is required, as Bookie will
with all the other clients. create its own database if it doesn't find one.  It will start on port 9000
 by default, but you can specify the port on the command line.  You need Java 1.4 
<p>Most of the work is already done -- Mozilla already has an to run the server and client.
RDFXMLDataSource, and all that needs to be done on the client end is some</p>
work to hook it into the network layer, and a way to present that data as a
 To get the java client running, download the client.jar file <a
<p>The more involved work is in writing a server which can parse RDF, href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a> or or as a <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/jnlp/bookie.jnlp">Webstart Application</a>.
construct an internal RDF graph, and can convert the internal RDF graph into If you are using the client.jar file, execute it with <code>java -jar client.jar</code>.  
an SQL database.  And writing it out the other way.</p>
         serialized RDF <--> RDF graph <--> SQL database<p>
  When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could do</p>
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks for
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see by<p>
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so that<ul>
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrange  <li>Create a new connection to http://tersesystems.com:9000.</li>
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last  <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.</li>
updated)... You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only  <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.</li>
annotations to a bookmark, or submit links on an honor system so that the  <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.</li>
most popular float to the top...  You could adjust your filter so that only  <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up.      and clicking on that. As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"  (See <a href="http://www.mozillazine.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9233&amp;start=0&amp;postdays=0&amp;postorder=asc&amp;highlight=">here</a> for how to get it to be somewhere more convenient).
<p>Anyway...  <li>Or, if you are using Internet Explorer, you can import your bookmarks by going to "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Favorites" and importing the favorites from there.</li>
  <li>You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.</li>
<p> The server is done, although it still is read-only.  You can import  <li>That's it!</li>
bookmarks into the database and you can read bookmarks out of the server.</ul>
The mozilla client will connect to the server, but I've had some troubles</p>    
getting the RDF from the server synced up with the user interface.  There's
also a client written in Swing which I'm using for debugging, which is<p>
teaching me the joys of asynchronous non-blocking network IO in Java. There is an example bookmark server at 
 <a href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>.  To connect
 to the test server, please enter
  as your URL.  <strong>Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
  most of Bookie's traffic is not  encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
  packet sniffing.  Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
  server.  Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,  I reserve
  the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
  Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the
  above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
 <p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;

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