Annotea on Mozilla

Annozilla 0.3.2 released - 0.3.3 coming soon

Another maintenance release, this time for Mozilla 0.9.8 (this should also be compatible with 0.9.7). Other changes in 0.3.1 were:

  • 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 - examples of Annozilla in action, and its integration with Mozilla. Currently there are screenshots for both the current released version, and the proposed new version which should be included as part of the 0.4 release, when it is available.

What's New
  • Mar 12 2002 - Mozilla 0.9.9 released. It's not compatible with Annozilla; I hope to do a 0.3.3 maintenance release soon.
  • Mar 12 2002 - First screenshot of annotating SVG in the new screenshots section
  • Mar 4 2002 - Being held up by an XBL bug
  • Feb 19 2002 - The Project Aims page now lists improvements which should make it into the next release of Annozilla
  • Feb 15 2002 - Some more screenshots showing changes in future versions - a redesigned sidebar, an updated preferences panel, and an HTML editor when creating and editing annotations.
  • Feb 9 2002 - Annozilla 0.3.2 released. This is almost identical to 0.3.1 but with a few compatibility fixes. It does not include all the latest code in CVS.

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