Closed Bug 12305 Opened 20 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Page annotations

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, enhancement, P3)

enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX
Future

People

(Reporter: CodeMachine, Assigned: hjtoi-bugzilla)

References

Details

(Keywords: helpwanted)

This is a request to be able to annotate web pages.  It is similar to "digital
graffiti" programs like "Third Voice", but solely on a _personal_ basis.

I suggest this should take the form of a popup, and not allow changes to the
page, although I have read suggestions about allowing presentational changes
like underlining.
Summary: Page annotations. → [RFE] Page annotations
Target Milestone: M14
Move to M20.
Move to "Future" milestone.
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
Since Don has left, Vishy is taking his bugs in bulk, pending reassignment.
thanks,
	Vishy
Assignee: don → vishy
nav triage team:

Neat, but a minus, marking nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1-
QA Contact: don → sairuh
-> aaron, cc evaughan
Assignee: vishy → aaronl
Just to point out the W3C Annotation project at http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/ .
The W3C Amaya browser allows annotations to be stored either locally or on an
appropriate server.
This kind of thing can be done quite easily with XLink and XPointer (for XML
documents, at least). Adding dependencies.
Depends on: xpointer, xlink
Annotea client for Mozilla under development at http://annozilla.mozdev.org
Matthew, I had a look at the Annonzilla space at mozdev. I did not look at the
code, though. Could you give me (us?) a little explanation of the technology? A
little overall architecture would be nice, and I would be insterested to learn
how you actually attach the annotation markers to the document.

I suspect you attach the markers via DOM (i.e. change the DOM), which can lead
to problems with stylesheets and scripts. But please let me know...
-> Assigning back to reporter.
Assignee: aaronl → matty
This is not for me - I do Bugzilla work not Mozilla work.
Assignee: matty → nobody
Keywords: helpwanted
Who's in charge of the Mozilla Annotation project? I'll move this to my future
list for now...
Assignee: nobody → heikki
>I suspect you attach the markers via DOM (i.e. change the DOM), which can lead
>to problems with stylesheets and scripts. But please let me know...

That's right - I couldn't see any other way of displaying the markers. As you
point out, this has serious disadvantages, so it can be switched off.

*** Bug 153910 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: [RFE] Page annotations → Page annotations
*** Bug 178741 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 218193 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
IMHO those "duplicates" are not actually duplicates. 
They have different suggestions (please read).

But I agree there should be Add-on for them instead of mozilla-base extending.
*** Bug 257049 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
I got an email 29 December saying that Bug 61664 (which this bug depends on) has been marked WONTFIX.

How does that affect this bug?
> Bug 61664 (which this bug depends on) has been marked WONTFIX.

This is extension Fodder. In fact there have been several extensions over the years usually as part of some social network site. EXTENSION FODDER=>WONTFIX.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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