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Re: Orphaned annotations

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 20:35:46 -0000
Message-ID: <06f101c1cebc$7bf7dea0$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <www-annotation@w3.org>
>3- Peer-to-peer annotations
>I'm also very interested in USING all these annotations.
>I think annotation servers are a good way to start.
>Storing all annotations on an annotation server is like forcing you to
>send your bookmarks to a bookmarks server.
>I would rather see a more peer-to-peer solution where standalone
>annotations can be embedded in documents,
>not requiring any annotation server. Like people do when they take their
>interesting bookmarks and author a web page.

It's a good idea, it's also trivial, the only problem is the resource
discovery of peoples annotations, the current Annotea RDF is fine, I
could add parsing of user annotations stored elsewhere than a server
trivially.  I can't see a simple mechanism though without a search engine
to get out and find these user annotations, also what's the motivation
for these private annotations when you can use an annotea server.
Certainly distributed systems have their uses, however as you're not
usefully annotating domains you control I can't see how the resource
discovery portion of the problem works.

Received on Monday, 18 March 2002 15:39:00 UTC

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