Notes about the XBEL file extension:
Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.
The XBEL file type is primarily associated with 'XML Bookmark Exchange Language (XBEL)' by SIG for XML Processing in Python. The XML Bookmark Exchange Language, or XBEL, is an Internet bookmarks interchange format. It was originally designed by the Python XML Special Interest Group. The original intent was to create an interesting, fun project which was both useful and would demonstrate the Python XML processing software which was being developed at the time. Mark Hammond contributed the original idea, and other members of the SIG added support for their favorite browser features. After debate compromises were reached which allow XBEL to be a useful language for describing bookmark data for a range of browsers, including the major browsers and a number of less widely used browsers.