Annotea on Mozilla

This is the the Annozilla project, designed to view and create annotations associated with a web page, as defined by the W3C Annotea project. The idea is to store annotations as RDF on a server, using XPointer (or at least XPointer-like constructs) to identify the region of the document being annotated.

The intention of Annozilla is to use Mozilla's native facilities to manipulate annotation data - its built-in RDF handling to parse the annotations, and nsIXmlHttpRequest to submit data when creating annotations.

To use Annozilla, you will need to install the code, get set up with a user account with an annotation server (e.g., the W3C test server) , and then you should be ready to go.

You can also see some screenshots - an example of the sidebar in action, and the preferences panel.

Version 0.3 is newly released. It requires a Mozilla build of 0.9 or higher (Netscape 6.01 will not work, but the 6.1 preview release should be OK - I have not tested this myself.) Changes in 0.3 include:

  • An integrated interface to create annotations
  • Annotate either the whole document or a selection of it
  • Specify the language of your annotation
  • Filter annotations by language
What's New

June 19 - Version 0.3 available - creating annotations and language metadata