[Konsole-devel] [Bug 160162] New window/tab should ask for profile if there are more than 1

Robert Knight robertknight at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 04:58:00 UTC 2008

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------- Additional Comments From robertknight gmail com  2008-04-11 06:57 -------
> The big difference is that a browser ties the state to the location, all the other apps do not. 

That isn't right.  Browsers keep site-specific state information in cookies, which are not kept in bookmarks.  Some websites may encode state information in URLs but I would not expect bookmarking my banking site to remember my authentication state or expect bookmarking a product page in a shop to remember the contents of my shopping basket.

I think it might actually be useful to have a feature which could record the complete state of a browsing session or a terminal session that could be replayed in future but you would have to pick a new name (ie. not "Bookmarks") for the feature to avoid breaking expectations based on existing use of the term.  Both on the web and in the terminal there are technical hurdles to implementing such a feature.

In the web, the current state is often held partly by the browser and partly by the web site.  Quite often the browser stores only a unique ID and everything else is recorded by the web site in a database somewhere.  

In the terminal, the current state is mostly held by a process outside of Konsole which may well be running on another computer.  The accessible information is limited to a local processes' /proc/pid/status file.  So the current bookmarks implementation represents the best of what I can do within the confines of Konsole.

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