Favourites Server Side
Favourites Server Side php
Chris A Harris, May 2004
Favourites Server Side enables one to search a set of Internet Explorer Favourites from any computer that has Internet Web access. As the file searching are done on the server side, the amount of data to be downloaded from the Internet is minimised. This is particularly important if one has a large number of Favourites.
Favourites Server Side is a server script which reads the file bookmark.htm (exported from Internet Explorer or from Netscape Navigator) and enables one to search the Favourites over the Internet.
It should be noted that I have used the Australian spelling for favourites.
There are 2 versions; one is an Active Server Page application and the other is coded in PHP.
Favourites Server Side requires a server that supports Active Server Pages. A server running Internet Server is satisfactory.
Favourites Server Side php requires a server that supports PHP. Both Apache and IIS running PHP are satisfactory.
To install FSS or FSShph is as simple as putting the files in an appropriate directory on the server. Full instructions are with the files.
The favourites are exported from Internet Explorer (File menu/Import and Export) to a file named bookmark.htm. This must be placed in the same directory on the server as the other files.
The program does not make any changes to the registry or the server. To uninstall the program, just delete the provided files and bookmark.htm from the server.
When one goes to the Web page default.asp or index.htm one enters the search string in the text box and presses the search command button or the enter key.
One can Search for a string of characters in the name of the favourite or in the URL itself. The search is not case sensitive. It should be noted that the string can be anywhere in the name or URL, not just the beginning or end. For example the string "test" would find atestb.net, test.org, Test.com or www.testdat.org.
When running FSSphp, one can enter multiple items in the text box separated by a single space. There are two search modes; AND & OR. One has an option of searching for favourites that have a url/title that has all the items in it (AND) or searching for a URL or title that contains one or more items (OR).
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Copyright Chris A Harris, May 2004