Firefox team at Google is working on server side stored state
From the now removed PowerPoint file of the Google Analyst Day:
Store 100% of User Data. With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc). We already have efforts in this direction in terms of GDrive, GDS, Lighthouse, but all of them face bandwidth and storage constraints today. For example: Firefox team is working on server side stored state but they want to store only URLs rather than complete web pages for storage reasons. This theme will help us make the client less important (thin client, thick server model) which suits our strength vis-a-vis Microsoft and is also of great value to the user. As we move toward the "Store 100%" reality, the online copy of your data will become your Golden Copy and your local-machine copy serves more like a cache. An important implication of this theme is that we can make your online copy more secure than it would be on your own machine. Another important implication of this theme is that storing 100% of a user's data makes each piece of data more valuable because it can be access across applications.
So apparently Google is working on some kind extension that will make it possible to store bookmarks on the server side. Neat!
You can read the comments from the removed PPT file here
I hope they are building this for places to so nightly users could take advantage of it as well.
Sounds pretty cool. Would be great if google released the code so you could use your own servers as well, as I don't think most companies will want all there info hoted on googleComment by Jed at March 7, 2006 07:11 PM | Permalink
The OwnArea extension by Glaxstar (http://www.glaxstar.com/) goes in that direction. You can keep a set of "Remote Bookmarks", and it goes further by storing preferences, toolbar layout among other stuff. It's still on beta, but I think it's very promising.Comment by Villa at March 7, 2006 08:15 PM | Permalink