Annotea on Mozilla

Annozilla 0.3.2 released

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 - an example of the sidebar in action, and the preferences panel.

What's New
  • Feb 11 2002 - Some more screenshots showing changes in future versions - an updated preferences panel, and a window for viewing replies to 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.
  • Feb 2 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.

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