Annotea on Mozilla

News, 25th January: 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

Mike Lee has suggested a way of displaying the 'annotation' icons without disrupting the DOM. This would be a great improvement.

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
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Jan 19 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.