Here is what I’ve done to create the local wiki and import the links from delicious. It’s very simple:
- Save a copy of the TiddlyWiki
- Export the bookmarks as XML using the developer API
curl -u <username> https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all > delicious.xml
(It will prompt for a password)
- Transform the XML bookmarks into XHTML “tiddlers” using a XSL stylesheet. I use xsltproc and my variation twdelicious-url.xsl with the link in the body of this stylesheet from Paul S. Downey.
xsltproc --output delicious.tiddlers.xhtml --novalid twdelicious-url.xsl delicious.xml
- Load the wiki in a browser and import the tiddlers from the “Import” link in the “backstage” menu.
I now have a local copy, which is good, but no access to it from other locations. The options are upload it and keep it in sync or run a server-side implementation of the TiddlyWiki. I chose to check the file into a git repository and sync that repo with the one on my web server but Ben Gillies has instructions for running the Python TiddlyWeb reference implementation as a CGI so the bar is fairly low if I change my mind.