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Re: Point vs Range/Area Selectors?

From: Dan Whaley <dwhaley@hypothes.is>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:14:45 -0800
Cc: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <73C88109-C20A-4123-9AEC-B3C65752C18D@hypothes.is>
To: Jacob Jett <jgjett@gmail.com>
Point based select is also key for track-changes type features like "insert this text here" where the body of the annotation could be the text to insert. 

I think I agree that education is what's necessary here, not another selector.

D


On Dec 10, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Jacob Jett <jgjett@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rob,
> 
> Point based selection seems like a good idea. This would allow for what is essentially a "targetless" annotation, e.g., "begin reading here", that targets a single point in a text. I think that this is a similar case to highlighting. 
> 
> We probably only need a recommendation on how to use range/area selectors for this rather than developing an extension for it.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jacob
> 
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> Recently in a matrix of functionalities provided by different annotation systems, I saw an entry:
> * Point Based Selection
> 
> This was distinguished as a single point in an image (eg x,y but 0 w and h) or a single position in a text stream (eg a selector with an offset, but 0 length)
> 
> Is it important in the Open Annotation model to have Point selectors, or should we have a recommendation in the specification to use the range/area selectors with 0 height/width/length?
> 
> Thanks for your thoughts on this!
> 
> Rob
> 
> 
> 
> 
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