Dataengine for browser bookmarks

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Sat Feb 5 17:17:49 CET 2011

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Jan Gerrit Marker
<jangmarker at> wrote:
>> I think it's a nice idea and that the engine would be welcome for sure in
>> workspace
>> (ah, maybe you'll want to subscribe at least for the time the discussion
>> will go on, not sure everybody will always remember to reply to all)
> I'm subscribed, I used the wrong e-Mail address, sorry.
>> quick comment by quckly reading the sources:
>> i'm not sure it's a good idea to always crawl all the bookmarks of all the
>> found browsers,
>> like the runner, the default browser should be tried to be found...
> It gets the bookmarks of the browser requested. If you want to get the
> bookmarks of Firefox you request the source:
> firefox3:/
> This returns a list of the bookmarks and folders in the root folder of
> Firefox' bookmarks.
> Then you can query a bookmark or a folder by requesting:
> firefox3:/myBookmark
> or
> firefox3:/myFolder/
> and so on.
> So it's up to the runner to request only the bookmarks of the browser it
> wants.

Is this a possible use for Synchrotron?  Web browsers don't adhere to
the KDE release schedule, there could easily be changes to the
bookmarks format between KDE releases.


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