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<h2>Changes targetted at a 0.4 release</h2>
<ul>
    <li>(Partial) Mozilla Firebird compatibility
    <li>New Delete Annotation functionality
    <li>New Edit Annotation functionality
    <li>Icons in the document now load the annotation body when selected
    <li>Icons now optionally inserted in the body using XBL (therefore they
    don't change the DOM and should not disrupt scripts or stylesheets)
    <li>New Sidebar implementation in XUL giving a cleaner and more functional
    user interface
    <li>New HTML editor window for creating annotations (instead of a
    plain-text entry area)
    <li>Works with spellchecker if you have it installed
    <li>Split preferences across three panels
    <li>Significantly refactored code for better maintainability and
    extensibility
    <li>Improved auto-load functionality: auto-load annotations only from specified sites
</ul>

<h2>Aims</h2>

<p>Here are some aims of the Annozilla project.

<h3>Keep up with Mozilla releases</h3>
<p>The 0.3.4 release brings Annozilla up to date with Mozilla 1.0. All future
releases should be usable with Mozilla 1.0.</p>

<h3>Interopability with Amaya</h3>

<p>Annozilla should support all annotation features which Amaya supports. In
particular:</p>

<h4>Any annotation posted by Amaya should be readable with Annozilla</h4>
<p>Currently Annozilla does not achieve this: Amaya can produce XPointers which
Annozilla cannot interpret. Doug Daniels has recently provided me with a patch
for improved XPointer support; I hope to include this in a 0.4 release in
February/March.</p>
<p>The annotation schema has also had facilities added recently to allow
Replies to annotations; Annozilla does not support this.</p>

<h4>All annotation facilities provided by Amaya should be provided</h4>
<p>In addition to the new Reply capability, Annozilla does not provide a way of
<ul>
<li>deleting
<li>editing
<li>changing the type
</ul>
of annotations. Some of these may be included in a 0.4 or 0.5 release.</p>

<p>There have also been requests for Annozilla to interface with multiple
servers, or to be able to keep annotations in a local file. These are likely
to appear in future releases.</p>

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