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    Question Bookmark or Add To Favorites

    Someone recently asked for "Bookmark This Page" button to be put on their site. I glanced over it as very simple task; however, I am taken back by how much hair has been pulled out over this.

    What has happened to this browser-functionality? It seems to be extinct based on the sheer amount of cross-browser compatibility it's up against.

    The closest "solution" I can find is this post (but even that has failed when tested):
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Prog..._23089726.html

    The browsers I have access to are IE6, IE7, Firefox 2 (Win/Mac), Safari 3. I can't find a solution that works across all of these browsers!?!?!?!

    Please help, thanks!

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    This is similar to the "Print this page" issue. The web browser provides the bookmarking functionality already. So stop trying to make the web page control your browser. Educate the user about their own browser if need be instead.
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    I absolutely 100% agree with you; however, I was just posting this to "test the weather" around this issue. Can we say that this type of in-page functionality is deprecated in favor of browser interface functionality?

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    Deprecated? It was not in common usage in the first place.

    It is strongly discouraged, with a wooden mallot, and thumb-screws if need be.
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    There's a reason why no other browsers implemented that functionality.


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