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Thursday, November 21, 2002

Chimera is an excellent thing: fast tabbed browsing without the cruft. It's only at 0.6, though, so it's unsurprising that it's missing some features. One that's been a real pain is the ability to export bookmarks in a form that other browsers can read.

I wanted to get my Chimera bookmarks file into MSIE (never mind why). Browsing the Chimera mailing list, I came across this script, which the author claims will find your Chimera bookmarks and export them as a conventional HTML bookmark file in the folder from which you ran the script. Well, sort of. Trying to import the resulting file into MSIE, I just got a link to the file, which wasn't quite what I had in mind.

But what the heck! I didn't have Mozilla installed, but in these days of broadband, what's a multi-megabyte download just to check out a hunch? And I was right: Mozilla 1.2 imports the file flawlessly, and MSIE can then import from Mozilla's own bookmark file. Okay, so Mozilla is now back on my system as a 35.3MB bookmark conversion utility. Oh well.