Import bookmarks from a URL (remote bookmark.html)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: asolkar, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070601 Minefield/3.0a5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070601 Minefield/3.0a5pre

Currently, bookmarks can be imported from other browsers and file on local computer. It will be good to be able to import from a file on the web via a URL

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Open bookmarks manager (Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks... on Mac)
3. Import bookmarks (File -> Import...)
4. Select 'From URL'
5. Input URL, import bookmarks
Actual Results:  
There is no 'From URL' option for importing bookmarks

Expected Results:  
There should be a 'From URL' option for importing bookmarks

Comment 1

11 years ago
places support bookmark sync with a remote server, but not importing from a remote bookmark.html

moving to places, enhancemente request for trunk
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Bookmarks → Places
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: bookmarks → places
Summary: Import bookmarks from a URL → Import bookmarks from a URL (remote bookmark.html)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
There are various extensions that do this. The average would have a difficult time uploading their bookmarks to a server somewhere to even get this far. I think that investment in projects like Weave are a much better solution for the vast majority of users. ->WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

10 years ago
Agree. I am an active Weave user. Weave definitely does this (and much much more) in a far more elegant manner.
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h".

In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows:
Tools | Message Filters
Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New"
Conditions: Body   contains   places-to-b-and-h
Change the action to "Delete Message".
Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top.
Click OK.

Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter.

Gerv
Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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