Re: Mozilla based Nareau

From: Murray Altheim (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 11:59:44 PDT

Jack Park wrote:
> Very interesting. Notice on the side bar, there is another project:
> "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"
> Sounds a lot like BrowseUp.

And an awful lot like what plink does or has announced it will do. I
don't have a functional XPointer engine, but it does pretty much the
RDF annotation part (embedded or by reference) as described by the
XHTML Augmented Metadata spec I've published:

It can harvest the Dublin Core from an XHTML document into an RDF document,
and I don't know if anyone remembers, but the last time we talked I had
the bright idea of being able to also sprinkle the Dublin Core amongst
documents (the reverse process). The big question that nobody has been
able to answer (at least to my satisfaction) is what possible good are
RDF annotations if they're not part of some schema?

An interesting project though. I'll like to play with nareau. Too bad it
only works on Windows.

Murray Altheim <mailto:murray.altheim&#x40;>
XML Technology Center
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