Annotations futures

Nathan Torkington (
Tue, 10 Aug 1993 10:12:47 +1200

Might I suggest the following system for public annotations?

-- User annotates document, client offers it to original server with
ANNOTATE method or somesuch, and tells the server how long
the annotation is
-- Server can accept the annotation, and the next time the document
is retrieved, the annotation is noted at the bottom.
-- Server can refuse the annotation, in which case, it is
offered to an annotation server (ugh).

Annotating on the server would mean that character-offsets could be
used and preserved across revisions (the author would either
incorporate, delete or move the annotations as need be).

Sound fun? Who's going to implement it?