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Re: Annotea JavaScript client for IE

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 11:51:56 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.20010530114227.04e05890@>
To: "Claus Augusti" <caugusti@formatvorlage.de>, <www-annotation@w3.org>
I'm really happy about this work. This is just great!

At 02:00 PM 5/30/01 +0200, Claus Augusti wrote:
>Hi Manos,
>> Apologies for the possibly naive question, but I am still too busy to
>> study the annotea systems in depth so...
>> In the hypothetical situation of using browser sniffing and providing
>> the relative code (in IE's case, yours) will there be any problems on
>> different browsers annotating the same documents?
>Yes, during testing I discovered some problems that I didn't expect. It's
>about implicit elements, which are inserted by the Browser while parsing the
>doc, e.g. Amaya adds a <tbody> to a table body, even if it's not explicitly
>there, IE doesn't. Practically this means, that you can't annotate a table's
>content element if the path doesn't contain an id attribute defining element
>before tbody. Actually this makes selection level annotations pretty useless
>on not properly coded documents. Any ideas? On the other side, I assume this
>situation not to occur very often, which other elements could be inserted

I'll ask about this from the Amaya team. My personal view is that the
document is invalid without tbody and it is helpful that it corrects it
when I update the document, but I don't think Amaya should add it to
XPointers until it really is in the document.

We are also trying to find out what the opinion of the involved working
groups are about using XPointer with HTML documents.

>> Finally, are you planning on distributing your code under a license?
>Yes, I'll license it asap under a free license like GPL when I finished
>cleaning, I'll provide an archive then and post a msg here.
>> Kindest regards,
>> Manos
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