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Firefox Bookmarks with XMarks and local sync

It feels like I haven’t wrote since years. The reason for this was, that non of my projects really fits into a great topic for my blog. But now I have found something, that may be interesting for you, maybe from a theoretical / technical perspective. If you deal with Bookmarks and synchronisation, you surely have heard about an extension called „XMarks“, which was initial called Foxmarks, and if you dig into its sourcecode, you will see alot old unnamed function calls with Foxmarks. But I think you are not interested in a story about XMarks and its history but on how to get this thing synchronizing your bookmarks to your local harddrive (that is the thing I start to talk about in the after next section). I had a lot of problems with XMarks, which starts with synchronizing bookmarks over a webdav server, because XMarks doesn’t encode your password before sending it to the server. This ends in weird error messages about a not reachable or missing server. If you encode the password by yourself, everything works fine… So keep an eye on a hashtag within your password… This error is reported somewhere in the XMarks forum universe, included with…

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