In article <4da8b70f59tim(a)timil.com>,
Tim Hill <tim(a)timil.com> wrote:
> It would be useful to be able to import a copy of the hotlist
> another copy of Netsurf. Even more useful would be the ability to
> import such data from other browsers.
The hotlist appears to be stored in an HTML file which is editable,
export-able, and apparently just made prettier by NetSurf. If other
browsers can export HTML it ought to be simple to import data.
Indeed. The Bookmaker hotlist is (can be) a similar HTML file, but
frustratingly it cannot be imported directly for Netsurf to use. It is
possible to convert from one to the other by hand, but it is a fiddle. (I've
done it, but can't remember how!)
What I would like to see is a RISC OS user hotlist, not a software
specific one at all. Bookmaker is the nearest implementation of this but,
afaik, NetSurf doesn't work with it.
I support this request unreservedly. Since Bookmaker is de facto the most
developed, most versatile, and (I suspect) widest-used hotlist, ISTM that it
might be more efficient to adapt the code in NetSurf to work with Bookmaker
rather than the other way round. It needn't affect the interface Netsurf
presents to users at all; AFAICS it is a matter of altering the format of the
HTML list it reads and writes a little, and possibly making the
location/leafname of the hotlist configurable (I forget what I had to do with
it). That done, it should relieve the NS developers of any further work in
maintaining the hotlist function.
However, if Nick Roberts is around, perhaps we should hear what he has to say?
Gary Locock, Network Manager, Bablake Junior School
Coundon Road, Coventry CV1 4AU
School Website: http://www.bablakejs.co.uk
Private mail: g a r y (at) l o c o c k . c o . u k
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