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  #16  
Old July 18th 19, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default How to sort Bookmarks (and check them)

In message , Mayayana
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote

| I've just tried AM-DeadLink again; it still works well.

I don't understand why that would be popular. Next time
you try to use the link you'll find out if it's dead. It's
not like a lightbulb, where you can substitute a working
one. It sounds to me sort of like having a phone app
called DoIHaveMyGlassesOn?, used by people who can't
see text on their cellphone without glasses.


Each to his own; "what use is that" questions rarely have answers that
will satisfy the person asking them.

However, I can't help trying (-:. In this case, as well as just general
tidiness preference (it's odd: my home is so untidy that I really don't
encourage visitors, but I like to think the inside of my computer is
tidy!), there's also the point that (in this case) bookmarks are easier
to find if there are fewer of them, and thus removing dud ones speeds
their use. But really, there are just some of us who like knowing we
don't have non-working bookmarks, however much or little time that
actually saves. Clearly, you are not among us! There are plenty of
things you do that I don't.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)
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  #17  
Old July 18th 19, 09:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
R.Wieser
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Default How to sort Bookmarks (and check them)

John

He didn't miss it, he snipped it -


Both.

without indicating that he'd done so.


When is the last time you explained why you quoted some stuff, but not other
parts ? whistle

But yes, I missed it - and again when I re-checked before I wrote that
reply. What Big al was referring to is probably this: "I find it great for
testing bookmarks to see if they work.". Somehow, even though I described a
bit of VBS doing what he posted there, I fully missed the link (no pun
intended) with this later "verifies the link of every bookmark" remark.

Big al: My apologies. You did say it and I did miss it. Twice. Shame on
me.

For example, one obscure ftp site asked for a username and password, which
FF had remembered, and the site then let me in


So it interfaces with FF itself (and other browsers) (or in FFs case,
accesses the databases directly) to retrieve those stored (and most likely
encrypted, and thus needed to be decrypted) credentials ? Quite a program.

On the other hand, what is the chance that the program saw the password
challenge and decided that that was enough to classify the website as being
alive ? Much easier. :-)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old July 18th 19, 10:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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In message , R.Wieser
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John

He didn't miss it, he snipped it -


Both.

without indicating that he'd done so.


When is the last time you explained why you quoted some stuff, but not other
parts ? whistle


I didn't say "explained", I said "indicated". When I snip a chunk, you
will always see "[]" in my post. I grant that I rarely explain _why_
I've done it (I usually attempt not to change the "feeling" of the
quoted post), but I always indicate that I have _done_ some snipping.

But yes, I missed it - and again when I re-checked before I wrote that
reply. What Big al was referring to is probably this: "I find it great for
testing bookmarks to see if they work.". Somehow, even though I described a
bit of VBS doing what he posted there, I fully missed the link (no pun
intended) with this later "verifies the link of every bookmark" remark.

Big al: My apologies. You did say it and I did miss it. Twice. Shame on
me.


Respect from me for that.

For example, one obscure ftp site asked for a username and password, which
FF had remembered, and the site then let me in


So it interfaces with FF itself (and other browsers) (or in FFs case,
accesses the databases directly) to retrieve those stored (and most likely
encrypted, and thus needed to be decrypted) credentials ? Quite a program.


No, I don't think so; in the case of that one, it reported the bookmark
as having a fault, which in practice it didn't. I think it uses its own
browser for the access attempts.
[]
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Can you open your mind without it falling out?
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Old July 19th 19, 09:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
R.Wieser
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John,

I didn't say "explained", I said "indicated".


Ah. I see that I interpreted that differently.

When I snip a chunk, you will always see "[]" in my post.


I noticed it, yes. I myself never bother with that. Though I do use
"..." to indicate when I removed something from what I've quoted (embedded
remarks and the like).

No, I don't think so; in the case of that one, it reported the bookmark as
having a fault, which in practice it didn't.


Gotcha. Though I hope it formulated the error in such a way to indicate
that the site itself still existed, but it could not reach the data because
of not having the access rights.

I think it uses its own browser for the access attempts.


I doubt it (a browser I mean). Even when it actually retrieves (some) page
content (and not just takes being able to make a connection as proof) there
is no reason to actually parse-for-display it.

Hmmm... It could, in case of a webpage, do a bit of sanity checking on the
HTTP header. No browser needed for that either though.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old July 19th 19, 12:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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In message , R.Wieser
writes:
John,

I didn't say "explained", I said "indicated".


Ah. I see that I interpreted that differently.

When I snip a chunk, you will always see "[]" in my post.


I noticed it, yes. I myself never bother with that. Though I do use
"..." to indicate when I removed something from what I've quoted (embedded
remarks and the like).


You hadn't, I think, in this case.

No, I don't think so; in the case of that one, it reported the bookmark as
having a fault, which in practice it didn't.


Gotcha. Though I hope it formulated the error in such a way to indicate
that the site itself still existed, but it could not reach the data because
of not having the access rights.


Give it (AM-DeadLink) a try. It's installation is benign - at least my
installation of 4.8 over 4.7 didn't seem to involve any PUPs, and it's
fairly standalone. If only for curiosity!
[]
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Never make the same mistake twice...there are so many new ones to make!
 




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