Some supporting software is provided as part of the Python XML
"omnibus" package. This software is located in the demo/xbel/ directory of
the distribution. This includes command-line processes for converting XBEL
instances to other common formats, including the Navigator and Internet
Explorer formats. The following bookmarks refer to other XBEL
Bookmark Synchronization and Merging
XBELicious is a set of scripts to help you store your
del.icio.us bookmarks in XBEL format and to mold those bookmarks into
a hierarchy of folders based partly upon the tags that you have given
to those bookmarks.
Ken Schenke's BookmarkBridge is an open source bookmark
management tool. It is used to merge bookmarks from different
browsers, and uses Python for at least a portion of it's regression
Python Recipe: Merging XBEL Bookmark Files
Merging XBEL Bookmark files, by Uche Ogbuji, is a Python recipe
for merging 2 XBEL files.
XBELette, a "Client-server solution for managing your
XBEL-Aware Web Browsers and Web Browser Plugins
The Galeon Web browser for the GNOME desktop has been using
XBEL as its native bookmark format since version 1.1.
Grail Internet Browser
The current release of the Grail Internet browser from CNRI
supports XBEL as a native bookmarks format.
David Faure (firstname.lastname@example.org) has made XBEL the bookmarks format
for Konqueror, the KDE web browser since KDE 2.1. KDE also features a
separate application to edit XBEL bookmarks, keditbookmarks.
ELinks, ad advanced text WWW browser, has built-in XBEL
bookmarks support. Basic bookmarks operations (same as in the native
format) and conversion from/to native ELinks' bookmarks format.
General Bookmark Tools
linkaGoGo is a commercial online bookmark/favorites "service"
which supports import and export in several formats, including
URL Manager Pro
Alco Blom's URL Manager Pro, a Mac OS shareware application for
managing bookmarks, supports reading files in the XBEL format. See the
home page of URL Manager Pro for more information.
Favorez is an AxtiveX IE 5+ plug-in program that creates web
pages from the users' favorites. It uses XBEL, and includes an XSLT
stylsheet for converting XBEL to a dynamic folder-based view.
Support for Other Tools
A PHP Script to Parse XBEL and a Compass Template that
Maintains Foldering Information
Roberto Giungato (email@example.com) has created a PHP
script to parse XBEL and a Compass template that maintains foldering
information. See his home page for more information.
Opera to XBEL
OperaToXBEL.py is a Python script for converting Opera bookmarks
to XBEL, by Eddy L O Jansson.
XBEL Libraries and Support Code
XML::Filter::Glossary, a Per SAX2 filter for keyword lookup
and replacement, with support primarily for XBEL files.
Apache::XBEL is an Apache mod_perl handler that uses XSLT to
transform XBEL files into dynamic HTML documents.
Net-Delicious-Export-Post-XBEL is a Perl module to export
del.icio.us postings as XBEL SAX events.
Assorted things XBEL
Rowan Rodrik has a collection of XBEL tools, including a set of
XSLT sheets to transform an XBEL file to a directory of XHTML files or
one, big monolithic XHTML file; and an XSLT sheet to alphabetically
sort an XBEL file.
Rebel: A RE(ST API for X)BEL
Rebel: A RE(ST API for X)BEL is a convention proposed for
managing the XBEL hierarchicy, and accessing this hierarchy using URL
Tools which no longer (as of 2006-07-06) seem to exist on the
Export Template for the Compass Bookmarks Manager
Philippe Guglielmetti (firstname.lastname@example.org) has created an export
template for the Compass bookmarks manager. Look for XBEL.TPL at
Philippe's home page.
XBEL Bookmarks Editor
XBEL Bookmarks Editor is "a platform and browser bookmark
representation that allows content-based retrieval. A platform
[independent] application [for easy] bookmark [management]."
be Bookmarks Editor
be Bookmarks Editor is a Java-based editor to manage bookmarks
in XBEL format.
op2xbel.pl is a Perl script Dan Loda wrote to convert Opera
bookmarks to XBEL.
xbel-1.0.xsl is an XSLT script by Jürgen Hermann for converting
an XBEL document into a HTML directory.
Parsing XBEL with PHP
Waitman C. Gobble, II has posted a sample of PHP code to parse
XBEL, in particular XBEL bookmarks generated by Firefox.