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Post Posted March 17th, 2008, 10:53 pm

One more bookmarklet that dickvl did up for me to strip the (Properties) Description from all the bookmarks in a bookmarks.html file.
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javascript:var e=document.getElementsByTagName('dd');el=e.length; for(var i=el-1;i>=0;i--) e[i].parentNode.removeChild(e[i]); alert(el); void 0;
That 2.5 Mb bookmarks.html file is now down to 105 Kb for use as a "local" bookmarks webpage. It loads in a browser window faster than the blue progress bar can be displayed.

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Post Posted March 19th, 2008, 9:10 am

the-edmeister wrote:One more bookmarklet that dickvl did up for me to strip the (Properties) Description from all the bookmarks in a bookmarks.html file.
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javascript:var e=document.getElementsByTagName('dd');el=e.length; for(var i=el-1;i>=0;i--) e[i].parentNode.removeChild(e[i]); alert(el); void 0;
That 2.5 Mb bookmarks.html file is now down to 105 Kb for use as a "local" bookmarks webpage. It loads in a browser window faster than the blue progress bar can be displayed.

Ed

Do I have to use only this bookmaklet or I have to use all the 3 bookmarklet in this thread to clean my bookmark.html??

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Post Posted March 19th, 2008, 11:31 am

You need to run both of the scripts that I posted (neither of which are "mine") to completely clean up a bookmarks.html file; the code that dickvl posted on 01/10/2008 is the same as the first one I posted on 4/10/2007.

The main reason that I updated this old thread with that script is that long descriptions for bookmarks was a new feature in Firefox 2.0 (11/06) and not that many websites that I added bookmarks for used long descriptions a year ago. That has become more & more of a 'pain' for me since then and I decided to come up with a fix, with dickvl's help.


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Post Posted March 21st, 2008, 1:30 am

OK! Thanks a lot!
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Post Posted March 21st, 2008, 1:35 am

You're welcome.


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Post Posted March 22nd, 2008, 12:10 pm

Of course you can put the code in one bookmarklet:
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javascript:(function(){var a='ID,ICON,ICON_URI,LAST_CHARSET,LAST_MODIFIED,LAST_VISIT,ADD_DATE,PERSONAL_TOOLBAR_FOLDER,SHORTCUTURL,WEB_PANEL',A; var d=document,e=d.getElementsByTagName('*'),E,L,i,j,k=0; a=a.split(','); for(i=0;E=e[i];i++){for(j=0;A=a[j];j++){E.removeAttribute(A);}; if(E.nodeName=='A'){k++}} e=d.getElementsByTagName('DD'); L=e.length; for(i=L-1;i>=0;i--){e[i].parentNode.removeChild(e[i]);} alert('Cleanup Complete - Save as Web Page, Complete\n\nbookmarks: '+k+'\ndescriptions: '+L)})();


A more flexible version that allows to set what to remove in case you want to keep some attributes and the descriptions:
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javascript:(function(){var a='ID,ICON,ICON_URI,LAST_CHARSET,LAST_MODIFIED,LAST_VISIT,ADD_DATE,PERSONAL_TOOLBAR_FOLDER,SHORTCUTURL,WEB_PANEL',A; var d=document,e=d.getElementsByTagName('*'),E,i,j,k=0,L=0; if(a=prompt(a.split(',').join('\n'),a)){a=a.split(','); for(i=0;E=e[i];i++){for(j=0;A=a[j];j++){E.removeAttribute(A)}; if(E.nodeName=='A'){k++}}} e=d.getElementsByTagName('DD'); if((L=e.length)&&(confirm('Remove '+L+' description(s)?'))){for(i=L-1;i>=0;i--){e[i].parentNode.removeChild(e[i])}}else{L=0} alert('Cleanup Complete - Save as Web Page, Complete\n\n'+k+' bookmarks\n'+L+' descriptions ')})();


Another bookmarklet to only remove ICON data ( viewtopic.php?p=2417100#2417100 ):
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javascript:(function(){ var ls=document.getElementsByTagName('*'),lsL=ls.length; for (var i=0; i<lsL; i++) {l=ls[i]; l.removeAttribute('icon'); } alert('Cleanup Complete - Save as Web Page, Complete')})();


A bookmarklet to decode the dates:
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javascript:(function(){var n='ADD_DATE,LAST_MODIFIED'.split(','),D=new Date(),N,V,i,j,k=0,l=document.links,L,M;for(i=0;L=l[i];i++){M=0;for(j=0;N=n[j];j++){if(V=L.getAttribute(N))D.setTime(parseInt(V+'000'));L.setAttribute(N,D.toLocaleString());M=1}if(M)k++}if(k){alert(k)}})();
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Post Posted March 22nd, 2008, 5:41 pm

This is spectacular and does what I've wanted to do with my bookmarks file for a while. I've been doing this more manually, which is very tedious. This makes the operation of preparing my bookmarks file for cross-browser deployment (and storage online) far easier.

One more thing would perfect it for me: If it could automatically save the stripped file to a given path. I don't know JS, so I'm not sure how I could do that.
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Post Posted March 24th, 2008, 8:08 am

the latest all-in-one bookmarklet cleans a little more than I would want. not only all the excess data, but also bookmarks and some folders from the very first level disappeared. my bookmarks toolbar was empty too, although the folder was there in the menu. i should add that I tried this on the original never cleaned before bookmarks.html, that was created somewhere in the beginning of 2001 with mozilla 0.9x

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Post Posted March 24th, 2008, 3:46 pm

largie wrote:the latest all-in-one bookmarklet cleans a little more than I would want. not only all the excess data, but also bookmarks and some folders from the very first level disappeared. my bookmarks toolbar was empty too, although the folder was there in the menu.

As noted in the first page of this thread in this post you need to remove certain lines from the javascript to change what is stripped. The latest version shown just above is thorough and radical, better suited to exporting to an online storage or as a portable file to load as a page when travelling. If you understand the instructions in the linked post, you should be able to use the latest version of the javascript and remove the parts to suit your needs.

So uh, anyone know the JS to write an html file to a given path?
I'd really love to automatically save the results of the stripping.
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Post Posted March 24th, 2008, 4:14 pm

Folders should not disappear after using the bookmarklet.
It could that there is data in the file that causes Firefox to skip some bookmarks.

Do you still have all the bookmarks if you save that file another time in Firefox after you opened it or use "Edit > Select All" and Paste the content in a text editor to save the text to another file?

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Post Posted March 28th, 2008, 7:23 am

UHMMM... maybe I'm doing something wrong. :(

Here you can see my original Bookmars. Here you can see my cleaned Bookmarks. As you can see all bookmarks under "Bookmarks Toolbar Folder" - "Firefox & Mozilla Information" - "Quick Searches" - "Naruto" - "P2P" - "Varie" disappeared! :shock:

I've used the last bookmarklet posted by dickvl removing this line:
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l.removeAttribute('personal_toolbar_folder');

Any ideas??
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Post Posted April 3rd, 2008, 8:59 am

UP! No one?? :?:
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Post Posted April 3rd, 2008, 1:34 pm

If you use the 'Import' item in the Bookmarks Manager then removing the 'personal_toolbar_folder' attribute should not have ill side effects as you already have a Bookmarks Toolbar folder and you can't have two of them and Firefox probably ignore a second BTF if one already exists.
It is probably not a good idea to put such a file in the Firefox profile folder as a replacement for a not working file bookmarks.html.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2008, 6:41 pm

Hello,
I know this is a somewhat old thread, but it matches my problem exactly.
Should this bookmarklet also work on a Firefox3 exported bookmarks.html file? I tried it and it seemed to work, but when I looked at the file, there didn't appear to be any changes.

This database version of bookmarks that FF3 has adopted is the worst thing they did! I consider it a bug and it makes using the browser more difficult. Is there a way to force it use bookmarks.html instead? If not I think I'll have to go back to FF2.

zep

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Post Posted September 26th, 2008, 7:01 pm

places.sqlite is here to stay.... I think ALL storage is being moved to sqlite eventually...

Firefox 3 uses sqlite for Bookmarks/History, Search Engines, Cookies, Permission, Downloads, Form History, Content Preferences, Antiphishing and Malware, and DOM Storage

If you want a Browser with the Old Bookmarking, then there is nothing stopping you from Building one. Mozilla won't be doing this.

Also Places is currently being enhanced in the nightlies... They are attempting to land improvements...
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