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Re: Annotea futures? Annotation standards in 2009...

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 17:36:08 +0200
Message-ID: <4A16C668.7090505@danbri.org>
To: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
CC: "NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology" <Nikki.Rogers@bristol.ac.uk>, www-annotation@w3.org, public-annotea-dev@w3.org, marja@annotea.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Thanks Nikki, Phil. Good points!

This also reminds me that Media annotations is moving along nicely over 
in a separate W3C group. See http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Annotations/

Also I've just signed up for a fresh Annotea account, as I wanted to try 
Annozilla (http://annozilla.mozdev.org/). It seems all the w3.org signup 
machine is still working, which was a pleasant suprise. It sets a user 
up with username and password for posting annotations. So - thinking 
again about how something like this would be built with 2009-era specs, 
I suspect OAuth might be used here. This would allow clients to be 
delegated an access token for reading/posting etc annotations. At the 
moment Annotea assumes each user has an account and the password for 
that account is directly shared with the apps that can post to it. 
Perhaps there could be benefit in having the apps (whether desktop, 
in-browser or website-based) use oauth tokens instead? Or perhaps I'm 
just being trendy and trying to use too many shiny new things? I do 
think that AtomPub+Oauth is worth investigating, despite premature 
reports (http://norman.walsh.name/2009/05/07/timing) of it's death...

cheers,

Dan
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