Repackaged Annozilla available during wait for 0.5 beta

While you're waiting for me to get round to releasing 0.5 beta, "GG" emailed me to say that he's created a repackaged version which works with Mozilla 1.4.

Annozilla XPCOM alpha available

Doug has been doing some excellent work on Annozilla, and there is an experimental version available. This brings a lot of new functionality to Annozilla (including multiple server support). This version will form the basis of Annozilla 0.4.

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 either the current released version, or the proposed new version which will be included in the forthcoming 0.4 release.

What's New
  • January 31 2003 - Experimental XPCOM-based Annotations Service and corresponding Annozilla client available for alpha testing
  • December 13 2002 - Rework on Annozilla needed to make the HTML editor (due in the long-delayed 0.4 release) work with current Mozilla nightlies
  • October 23 2002 - Annozilla 0.3.5 is released; a bug-fix (for displaying annotations and for compatibility with Mozilla 1.2 beta)

Project owner:
Matthew Wilson

Doug Daniels
Jeffrey Phillips

Annotation icons
© W3C

Thanks to:
Mike Lee (mozblog)

Please use the bug reporting mechanism or the mailing list to discuss Annozilla.