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    Places

    Places is the bookmarks and history management system introduced in Firefox 3. It offers increased flexibility and complex querying to make handling the places the user goes easier and more convenient. It also includes new features including favicon storage and the ability to annotate pages with arbitrary information. It also introduces new user interfaces for managing all this information; see Places on the Mozilla wiki.

    Places stores its data in an SQLite database using the mozStorage interfaces.

    Documentation

    Places migration guide
    Migrating existing code to use the Places API.
    Manipulating bookmarks using Places
    Examples for how to work with bookmarks using the Places API.
    Using the Places tagging service
    How to use the tagging service.
    Using the Places history service
    How to access history information using the Places API.
    Using the Places favicon service
    How to manipulate favicons using the Places API.
    Using the Places livemark service
    How to create and manage livemarks.
    Using the Places annotation service
    How to work with the annotation service.
    Querying Places
    How to query the bookmarks and history system with specific parameters.
    Retrieving part of the bookmarks tree
    How to fetch a section of the bookmarks tree using queries.
    Displaying Places information using views
    How to use Places views to display Places data in your own applications or extensions.
    Places utilities for JavaScript
    A library of convenient routines that make it easier to work with Places.
    Places Database troubleshooting
    How to deal with a corrupt places.sqlite database.

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    The Places database
    High-level overview of the Places database design.
    History Service Design
    Design of the history service.
    Bookmark Service Design
    Design of the bookmarks service.
    Annotation Service Design
    Design of the annotation service.
    The Places "frecency" algorithm
    The algorithm behind the Places location bar (sometimes called the "awesomebar").

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