Talk:Bookmark (World Wide Web)

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Notes for article development[edit]

  • violawww, cello, and gopher browsers had bookmarks before mosaic.
  • Pre-internet bookmarks

--Lexein 08:15, 18 April 2007 (UTC) (fixed --Lexein)

Here are some other definition:

The process of saving a Web URL in your Web browser. Allows the user to return to a particular site or entry by making a record of it.

A method of storing links to individual web pages or web locations on your computer. Bookmark is the term used by Netscape; Favorites is the Internet Explorer term.

A record kept by web browers of selected web sites. The user can return directly to a particular site by accessing their bookmark file.

A routine that allows you to save a reference to a site or page that you have already visited. At a later point in time, you can use a bookmark to return to that page. It commonly refers to a feature of Netscape Navigator (a web browser) that allows you to collect and organize bookmarks of your favorite web sites.

Using a World Wide Web browser, a bookmark is a saved link to a Web page that has been added to a list of saved links. When you are looking at a particular Web site or home page and want to be able to quickly get back to it later, you can create a bookmark for it. You can think of your browser as a book full of (millions of ) Web pages and a few well-placed bookmarks that you have chosen. The list that contains your bookmarks is the "bookmark list" (and sometimes it is called a "hotlist"). ...

A hyperlink that is saved in the bookmark list, a file in your browser. You can use bookmarks to keep track of favorite or important sites and to return there whenever you are on the World Wide Web.

Creation of a link to a website already visited, so that the user can return to that website directly, without using a search engine or directory.

The feature of a Web Browser that lets you save the address (URL) of a web page so you can go back to the page easily at a later time.

Bookmark are equivalent to Favorites (Internet Explorer aka IE). Bookmarks server the purpose of stamping a certain web page that you find intriguing and want to save the website URL address.

The way to save a Web page location that is frequently visited for future reference. You can save a Web page as a bookmark, also known as Favorites. This allows you to choose a link from a drop down menu and avoids the need to retype or memorize the Web page address in order to access it again. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2007-04-20T14:58:55

  • Where did these come from? Not too useful if not cited from somewhere. Also, a bookmark is primarily a noun, though it can be used as a verb. The article can certainly be expanded:
  • Many people don't even use them - bookmark lists grow unwieldy, and are too computer/browser-specific
  • Sessions: a list of all open windows or tabs, saved as a folder of bookmarks. Bookmark-all-windows feature in Firefox/Netscape, n/a in Opera or IE(?) --Lexein 20:19, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposed[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

The result was merge partially and place a redirect. -- B. Wolterding 11:43, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Since Webmarks seems to duplicate parts of the information here, I am proposing to merge it into htis article. In fact, if you agree, just go ahead. Proposed as part of the Notability wikiproject. --B. Wolterding 11:38, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

  • I oppose merging: there's no new information and no sources cited. I advocate redirecting Webmarks here. --Lexein 18:29, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Support webmarks are of a different nature (being "hosted bookmarks"). I suggest a merger - they are not a major term so a single sentence with a "fact" tag would do the job.Garrie 01:51, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

I merged half a sentence and placed a redirect, hoping to be in consensus with all voters. --B. Wolterding 09:00, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Cool --Lexein 20:50, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Fair use rationale for Image:Favorites.PNG[edit]

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  • rationale added --Lexein 20:52, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I added the rationale, and some ass deleted the image anyways. That's f'd up. --Lexein 06:48, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

pdf bookmarks[edit]

What about pdf bookmarks? They are nowhere mentioned in the article 21:47, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

If you mean the bookmarks inside a pdf file that link to pages within that file, just Google "pdf bookmark". I just did and got a bunch of links to web pages on how to create them.

Hccrle (talk) 09:58, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Bookmark Name / Bookmark Title[edit]

Where do browsers get the text to list for each bookmark in the bookmark menu? This is the type of basic information we need to include. I know part of the answer: from the <title> element in the <head> section of the HTML file — the same place it gets the text to display in the browser's title bar. If it is a file type other than HTML or XHTML, it uses the file's basename (including the extension).

What I don't know is a) Is this the only place a browser can get the bookmark name? That is, is it possible to specify different text for the bookmark name than for the title bar? (Yes, I know the user can do this, but is there any way the web page can specify a separate bookmark title as the default for that page?) If you're wondering why anyone would want to do this, it's because a title bar fits a lot more text than a bookmark menu entry. b) Is there a standard for specifying a bookmark name in XML files other than XHTML? Bostoner (talk) 00:40, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

As far as I can tell from the HTML spec (, there is no other official way of providing a title for bookmarks in an HTML document. It is possible to provide all kinds of descriptive info in META tags, which are not standardized except in profile files that can be referenced from the HEAD tag. Whether any web servers and/or browsers use meta data for that purpose, I do not know. As for XML (, this does not even have anything like the TITLE element of HTML as far as I can discern. Hccrle (talk) 10:56, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

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