Not a valid favorites/bookmarks file

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by geermeister, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. geermeister

    geermeister Guest

    I exported a bookmarks.htm from Windows 98se to import into a new XP
    machine and it tells me it's not a valid favorites or book marks file
    or something to that effect and won't import it.

    Troubleshooting?
    Fixes?
    Ideas?

    Thx,
    David
     
    geermeister, Aug 5, 2006
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  2. enlightened us in 24hoursupport.helpdesk with:
    Have us take a look at least at the header lines of that file.
    Try a alternative browser like firefox, maybe that one can import your
    bookmarks file.
    Btw. which browser did you use to export and which one do you want to
    import it?
     
    Walter Mautner, Aug 5, 2006
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  3. geermeister

    geermeister Guest

    Here's the HTML header and the first few bookmarks. Is there a standard
    header I can replace this with so it will import while sparring the
    bookmarks?

    <!-- saved from url=(0022)http://internet.e-mail -->
    <!-- saved from url=(0022)http://internet.e-mail -->
    <!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>
    <!-- This is an automatically generated file.
    It will be read and overwritten.
    Do Not Edit! -->
    <TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>
    <H1>Bookmarks</H1>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108227112">Media</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108231434">RealPlayer Stations</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108231434">News</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><A
    HREF="http://stations.real.com/play_stations.rxml?index=139"
    ADD_DATE="1108231434" LAST_VISIT="1154491200"
    LAST_MODIFIED="1108231436">InfoRadio, Germany</A>
    <DT><A
    HREF="http://stations.real.com/play_stations.rxml?index=35"
    ADD_DATE="1108231434" LAST_VISIT="1154491200"
    LAST_MODIFIED="1108231436">Deutsche Welle, Germany</A>
    <DT><A
    HREF="http://stations.real.com/play_stations.rxml?index=13"
    ADD_DATE="1108231434" LAST_VISIT="1154491200"
    LAST_MODIFIED="1108231436">CBC Radio One, Canada</A>
    <DT><A
    HREF="http://stations.real.com/play_stations.rxml?index=52"
    ADD_DATE="1108231434" LAST_VISIT="1154491200"
    LAST_MODIFIED="1108231436">KCMO, Kansas City, MO</A>


     
    geermeister, Aug 6, 2006
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  4. Erase the above part, which is a non-standard DOCTYPE.

    You could also replace it with a standard one:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">


    ...all standard doctypes are listed here:
    http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Aug 6, 2006
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    geermeister Guest

    geermeister, Aug 6, 2006
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  6. geermeister

    geermeister Guest

    OK, here's the story. I had to replace the hdd and so I'm back where I
    started. I tried the appropriate doctype headers as I thought they
    should go but no worky.

    Here's what I last put; what's missing or errant?

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">



    <TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>
    <H1>Bookmarks</H1>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108227112">Media</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108231434">RealPlayer Stations</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><H3 FOLDED ADD_DATE="1108231434">News</H3>
    <DL><p>
    <DT><A
    HREF="http://stations.real.com/play_stations.rxml?index=139"
    ADD_DATE="1108231434" LAST_VISIT="1154491200"
    LAST_MODIFIED="1108231436">InfoRadio, Germany</A>
     
    geermeister, Aug 31, 2006
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