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Re: spec-DTD for non-normative annotations?

From: Jose Kahan <kahan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 17:51:44 +0200
To: "Eve L. Maler" <eve.maler@east.sun.com>
Cc: Stefan Mintert <stefan@mintert.com>, spec-prod@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000908175144.B1088@w3cdhcp10.w3.org>
Hello Eve and Stefan,

We have an on-going annotation experiment with Amaya that may answer your 
needs. It allows you to annotate any document (we're using XLink and
XPointer to specify the endpoints of the annotation), store the annotations in
a generic RDF database, and then merge them into the document again. You
can declare one or more databases or also use local annotations, without
the overhead of the database.We demoed the system at the Semantic Web 
track of WWW9's developper's day.

We expect to ship a first version of the system in the October release
of Amaya. The server code will also be available.

Cheers,

-Jose

On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 09:46:01AM -0400, Eve L. Maler wrote:

> annotations separately, then make extended links that emanate from the 
> specification and generate clickable text and pop-ups.  Tim Bray did this 
> in a fairly simple fashion for his Annotated XML Specification; I doubt his 
> code has been maintained, but it might be a useful place to start if you're 
> interested, and I think it's available (or at least a description of the 
> process is) at XML.com.  But since you're "touching" the source files 
> anyway, it's not so bad to introduce new text directly into them.
> 
> An interesting idea.  What do people think about building a "layered 
> annotation" facility right into the DTD?  Personally, as an XML Linking 
> co-chair and XLink editor, I'd rather see an extended-link application. :-)
> 
> For the moment, if you want to use the DTD without modification, you could 
> perhaps use the <note> element with a role attribute of 
> "non-normative-annotation", and then make your stylesheet behave 
> differently for those notes.
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