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Creating a Bookmark script that works with I.E. and Firefox

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Msg#: 377 posted 6:00 am on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does an HTML script exist that allows you to create a simple bookmark for visitors to use, that is compatible with Firefox and Internet Explorer browser?



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Msg#: 377 posted 2:52 am on Jul 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

As far as I know, you can only automatically bookmark in Explorer. The jscript involved is a proprietary (non-standard) method from Microsoft called AddFavorite(). Microsoft reference [msdn.microsoft.com]

The rest of any script offered online is usually devoted to generating a "friendly reminder to bookmark" messages for any visitor not sniffed out as Explorer, and if you do this, sniff very well, since User Agent spoofing is common today.

In general, I think MS made an error exposing Favorites to jscript like this and I hope it gets patched. Lots of unscrupulous sites don't ask for user action first, but use script that install their bookmark in a stealthier way. Bogus, IMO.

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