Notes about the XBEL file extension:
To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened
" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?
" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps"
and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.
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.