allow web app (or local executable?) to register as the handler for bookmarks similar to how an external app can be my feed handler (and soon, a web app can be my feed handler), what about allowing a web app (or local executable?) to be my bookmark handler. by default, firefox itself would be a handler, since it can handle adding a bookmark, showing bookmarks (the bookmarks menu including the personal toolbar), and organizing the bookmarks (the bookmarks organize dialog). patrick hunt (at yahoo!) already did something like this with del.icio.us and his add-on, see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3615 see also http://3spots.blogspot.com/2006/02/30-social-bookmarks-add-to-footer.html Instead of having lots of "Bookmark this!" icons / links in a page, there could be a standard bookmark:// protocol (or microformat?) that would use the browser's registered handler, which could be firefox, a web app, or an local executable.
see also things like: http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/05/bookmark_this.html
I don't think this is that useful, and probably is an edge case. Extensions can, of course, register such a protocol.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Summary: allow web app (or local executable?) to register as the handler for bookmarks → support a bookmark: scheme for bookmarking pages
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