What's New
  • 03.27.04: Version 0.4 released.
  • 12.02.03 Version makes search a separate url. Make a keyword bookmark for chrome://mozwho/content/bookmarks.html?q=%s, called "marks". You can then type "marks xul" in your url bar to get all bookmarks with xul in their name.

    3.9.1 also offers RDF export to a file, via chrome://mozwho/content/rdf.html. Partial RDF export is in development. You'll need to install JSLib to use this feature.
  • 10.05.03 Version 0.3.9 brings more featured search, cleaner overlays, and removal of unfinished features.
  • 08.01.03 Version 0.3 of Mozwho bookmark portal released. Search, bookmark editing, bug squashing, and faster performance.
  • 06.18.03 Project split into two threads: 1) using builtin data stores. 2) using extensive augmentation of history logging.


Mozwho's long range goal is to provide an adaptive homepage, customized both to you and to what your doing at the time - intertwingling multiple sources of information: rss, bookmarks, history, email... The initial releases produce a portal from your bookmarks.


Using Standard Datastores

Version 0.4 provides a portal style browsing experience for bookmarks (and soon history). The UI is rendered in HTML on separate pages connected a URL string identifying the current folder.

v0.4 converted folder links to actual HTML links for better keyboard navigation. It also includes improvements in the use of CSS for styling.

v0.3.9.1 offers improved bookmark search with navigation back up to the containing folders (screenshot).

v0.3.9 debuted search, but did not use a separate url.

v0.3.8 added a drill down from visited bookmarks to all URLs from the same domain. You can also edit bookmarks from this contextual popup.


Export functions - OPML, RDF. Partial and full
History integration  
Trail publishing
Homepage editing.


Using Augmented Datstores

Future work will augment the history trace with additional information to provide dynamic, just in time personalization of your homepage.
A system is in place which tracks url usage and interconnectivity within a window. It knows about tabs and provides a popup window with the entire window history. This history maybe saved as xml. A more robust persistence approach is needed.

The goal is to enable personalization through tracking usage and to experiment with alternate behaviors for the back button. A limited hierarchical back button is in place. The xpi is versioned 0.0.2, and codenamed "sextant".

A related functionality is publishing your browsing history into webpages. Mix and match subsets of your history with bookmarks and annotations.

This project is inspired by notions of intertwingularity. Despite the prevalence of hierarchies in computer systems, they are often not the most useful organization. Mozhoo aims to explore the intertwingling of bookmarks and history, and maybe more. Examine some prior art

A subset of the architecture

The an early take at a application flow:

Mozwho was founded by Andy Edmonds -- more from him on mozilla or advanced interfaces.

The mozwho project can be contacted through the mailing list or the member list.
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