Annotea on Mozilla

Annozilla 0.3.1 released

This is mostly a maintenance release, bringing Annozilla up to date with the latest Mozilla interfaces. This release REQUIRES Mozilla 0.9.7 (or higher). Other changes in this release are:

  • Goes directly to the annotation server, instead of via the bookmarklet servlet
  • Uses fixed positioning in the sidebar to display the title and annotation body at all times

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.

What's New
  • Feb 8 2002 - Annozilla 0.3.2 for Mozilla 0.9.8 is on the way. My patch for bug 123499 was checked in.
  • Feb 5 2002 - Mozilla 0.9.8 is released. Annozilla 0.3.1 looks more or less OK, except that the pref panel doesn't show up in the tree. There is a fix for this in CVS. There's also a fix for a problem where the pref panel can only be shown once per session.
  • Raised Mozilla bug 123499 on the inability to do HTTP DELETEs
  • Feb 02 2002 - Doug Daniels' XPointer code has been checked in to CVS - thanks Doug! Work continues on XBLifying the annotation icons and tidying up the server code.
  • Jan 25 2002 - Version 0.3.1 available - maintenance release for Mozilla 0.9.7 builds

Please use the bug reporting mechanism, not this 'User Notes' section, to report bugs in Annozilla.