Konqueror & Netscape Bookmarks
I have been working this weekend attempting to create a method to allow
Konqueror to use my Netscape bookmark file.
Konqueror uses a method of bookmark organization similar to Internet Explorer
which represents bookmarks by files inside of folders. Netscape has a single
monolithic bookmark file of HTML code.
One thing I prefer about the latter is that it allows you to position
bookmarks in your list. Whereas with Konqi's method, you are restricted to
having your bookmarks placed whereever your current file sort places them.
Now to business ---
Converting the HTML bookmarks from bookmarks.html into URLs (ala Konqueror)
seems easy. You can grep HREF bookmarks.html > output_urls and create a list
of only the HTMLized URLs. To filter out the URLs you would take each line
of output_urls which starts with HREF=" and ends with " ADD_DATE.
Suffice it to say that my pattern matching and bash-scripting skills are not
adequate to the task and I'm hesitant about the simplicity of this in other
languages (Python, Perl, etc.). Add on that Netscape bookmark importing will
be an option in the new 2.1 Konqueror, IIRC.
Dropping this project on the eve of KDE 2.1 seems like admitting defeat. I
think I understand the problem and would like to add the accomplishment of
this to my Debian Newbie belt.
Any comments, hints, ideas, or solutions are most welcome.