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
  • 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.