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.

The current release is 0.2, which has an in-built interface to view annotations, and a simple interface to create annotations with Annozilla - it's essentially just the bookmarklet interface to Annotea. (You can also create annotations with Amaya.)

Planned for 0.3/0.4:

  • An integrated interface to create annotations
  • Create annotations with a specified language
  • Filter stored annotations by language

The following Mozilla bugs affect the functionality of Annozilla:

  • PNG transparency broken
What's New

April 30 - Version 0.2 available - several bug fixes and improved functionality