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Format of HTML bookmarks file

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I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd like to write a program to generate the appropriate import file]. I've tried edit an exported HTML file and then importing that [modified] file and it doesn't seem to work at all, so I'm clearly not understanding what has to be in the file so it'll work.

My plan/hope was to be able create a file with

<DL><P>
   <DT> FOLDERNAME 
   <DL> <P>
        <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for the bookmark</a>
       <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for trhe bookmakr</a>
               ...
    </DL>
</DL>

Is that even vaguely close to something that'll work?

I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd like to write a program to generate the appropriate import file]. I've tried edit an exported HTML file and then importing that [modified] file and it doesn't seem to work at all, so I'm clearly not understanding what has to be in the file so it'll work. My plan/hope was to be able create a file with <pre><nowiki><DL><P> <DT> FOLDERNAME <DL> <P> <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for the bookmark</a> <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for trhe bookmakr</a> ... </DL> </DL></nowiki></pre><br> Is that even vaguely close to something that'll work?

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Hi, I'm not aware of an official document, although there might be one out there.

When you strip it down, Firefox will import this structure successfully:

<DL>
    <DT><H3>Folder Name 1</H3></DT>
    <DL>
        <DT><A HREF="https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox">Help and Tutorials</A></DT>
        <DT><A HREF="https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars">Customize Firefox</A></DT>
    </DL>

    <DT><H3>Folder Name B</H3></DT>
    <DL>
        <DT><A HREF="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/">Get Involved</A></DT>
        <DT><A HREF="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/">About Us</A></DT>
    </DL>
</DL>

(You don't need to close the <DT> tags, but I recommend it so that if you view the HTML in a syntax highlighting editor, it will be well understood.)

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Hi, I'm not aware of an official document, although there might be one out there.

When you strip it down, Firefox will import this structure successfully:

<DL>
    <DT><H3>Folder Name 1</H3></DT>
    <DL>
        <DT><A HREF="https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox">Help and Tutorials</A></DT>
        <DT><A HREF="https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars">Customize Firefox</A></DT>
    </DL>

    <DT><H3>Folder Name B</H3></DT>
    <DL>
        <DT><A HREF="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/">Get Involved</A></DT>
        <DT><A HREF="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/">About Us</A></DT>
    </DL>
</DL>

(You don't need to close the <DT> tags, but I recommend it so that if you view the HTML in a syntax highlighting editor, it will be well understood.)

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thanks -- that's the information I was looking for. I'll be trying it Xmas day [since we're sheltering in place and it'll be a quiet day :)]