Re: xbel instead (was Re: Intent to package: bookmng)
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Has anyone looked at the XML Bookmark Exchange Language defined by the
> Python community?
> It seems radically superiour basis to any of these hacked up,
> hard-coded bookmark management options I've seen, which are all going
> to break with Mozilla (which uses XML/RDF) anyhow.
Sorry for the late response (I'm actually busy writing a report due on
friday, but well ;). But I do agree that going the XBEL way is IMHO
really best. Look also at Norman Walsh's pages for some nice
DSSSL/Jade stylesheets for XBEL (which even support Dynamic HTML if
one so chooses) for output to HTML.
BTW: I'm currently using his DocBook XML based Website DTD and
stylesheets to hack up a new personal site -- the URL below is sadly
only a very very outdated homepage, which I mostly kept to have a place
to put some files from time to time that people asked me about... ;-(
But thanks to Norman Walsh, this is probably going to change during
the next month(s) (design is nearly finished, only the content is
Don't be alarmed at the somewhat bland look of his website, the
stylesheets allow you to really change the look of this radically in a
matter of minutes (if you know Scheme/DSSSL, that is). Great stuff.
So I'd definitely recommend that the Debian SGML group/person take a
look at packaging up some of this more XMLish stuff as well (maybe has
already happened, haven't looked at potato for some weeks...), maybe
together with the DSSSL spec, which I think is freely available (could
be wrong though, and it might not be DFSG-free)...
Yeah, I know, I should put my feet where my mouth is, and do it myself, but
did I mention I'm kind of busy at the moment ;) Hopefully the situation
will relax in the next month(s), and I'll be able to finish some Debian
packaging that I've been half-way into, and get my Debian-Application
So if nothing has happened on this front till then, or the SGML-people
would appreciate some help in doing the packaging, I'm probably up for
Pierre Mai <email@example.com> http://home.pages.de/~trillian/
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