Originally Posted by pilotbob
Not sure why you even care what the file layout is. Do you complain about the way your browser stores your booksmarks? It is just an internal implementation detail.
Actually, it may be an important issue. I, for example, like to create compressed backups (where it is very useful that the source files are not compressed, to allow for better compression ratio) and also compressed differential backups (where it is essential that different items are stored in different files).
Yes, I do complain about the way my browser stores my bookmarks - when they are in one file,
1) my backups are larger, and
2) I can't restore or synchronize specific bookmarks easily.