The list of links is made possible with del.icio.us’s JSON interface to my bookmarks. JSON is a convention for data literals that is used here to get around the cross-domain restrictions of
XMLHttpRequest. Instead, the template contains a
I have to credit the JSON example from del.icio.us for the very clever idea of loading favicons into the list. I adapted the rest of the code, using the DOM helpers from (the most excellent) MochiKit. I was a bit disappointed that MochiKit doesn’t include a fold alongside their map, hence the hack to return a
spanto get a space between the tags.