Annozilla 0.7.0, annotations 0.4.0 released

Annozilla 0.7.0 and annotations 0.4.0 have been released for Firefox 3/3.5. The installation instructions and user manual will continue to be updated.

Firefox users can use the automatic update facility to get these new versions.

New features in the 0.7 build:

  • "Scroll Into View" for annotations from the sidebar
  • Existing "annotate" context menu item split into Annotate selection/Annotate page
  • Keyboard shortcut for "Delete annotation" from sidebar
  • Highlighting of annotations in document
  • Asynchronous load of annotations improves app responsivity during load
  • New "stop load" feature during resolution of annotations
  • Quick access to options from sidebar
  • Full tabbed browsing support
  • "Reply" functionality (Remote Server only)
  • Confirmation when closing an editor window with unsaved changes
  • Preferences wizard for easy first-time setup
  • Authentication is left to the browser

This is 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 packages, get set up with a user account with an annotation server (e.g., the W3C test server), and then you should be ready to start using the extension. There is a draft of a manual available on this site to describe how to use the extension. Please feel free to address any comments on this manual to the mailing list.

What's New
  • June 20 2009 - releases for Firefox 3 and 3.5
  • May 26 2009 - beta releases for Firefox 3 and 3.5
  • August 30 2008 - latest alpha releases for Firefox 3

Project owner:
Matthew Wilson

Contributors:
C. Greg Hagerty
Doug Daniels
Jeffrey Phillips
Dr. Katsuhiko Tsujino

Annotation icons
© W3C

Thanks to:
Mike Lee (mozblog)

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