WebPositive matures | Haiku Project

Well… that might be a bit bold for me to say. Obviously WebPositive still has a lot of things missing. On the other hand, this version adds some of the most crucial things, like persistent cookie support, bookmarks and a much improved browsing history implementation. The bookmark implementation is fairly nice, I believe, using Tracker to manage the bookmarks and to sort them into categories as one wishes. It is using the same bookmark format that NetPositive used. Importing bookmarks from other formats has not yet been implemented. Maybe it’s also a good idea to simply merge them, instead of doing a one time import. That could faciliate the situation where WebPositive and BeZillaBrowser are used side by side for a while. Among the missing features for bookmarks is using the favicon, if one is available. And there is a known bug where bookmarks fail to be created if the page title contains invalid glyphs for the file system. This should be fixed soon.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/stippi/2010-03-19_webpositive_matures/

Is Markus Himmel’s 2015 program “bookmarkconverter”, which primarily exports to HTML, a good place to add the fuction to import from HTML?

Been a long time since using Haiku but wondered, does the new WebPositive support playing YouTube videos, the html versions? Or does it need some outside apps and grabbing the vids to watch them. Just nice to visit youtube and play videos without hassle. Thanks, TJ

Seems like a good place for a stop-gap solution. It’d be nice to have it as part of Web+ eventually. Maybe as a bookmarks managing plug-in (in the far future…).

It does. Though sometimes not without issues…

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