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Re: Orphaned annotations

From: Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 10:31:26 +0100
To: David M Bargeron <davemb@microsoft.com>
Cc: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>, www-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020319103126.D397@inrialpes.fr>
Hello David,

Thanks for your feedback.

I'm aware about your work and have read your papers :)

A limitation about your schema is that it only allows to annotate
text. It's not possible to use it to annotate an SVG image or a MathML
formula, for example. That's where the structure becomes important.
You may also want to annotate a whole chapter or a section of a document.


On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 08:50:08AM -0800, David M Bargeron wrote:
> We have done some work in the area of robust anchoring for annotations
> on web pages. We found that using "human-level" page content as the
> basis for anchoring was more effective than using the internal structure
> of the page. That is, when a user annotates a sentence in a paragraph,
> she is thinking about the text that she is annotating, not the fact that
> it is the 3rd sentence in the 5th paragraph, for instance. By anchoring
> to the "human-level" content (the actual words that a user sees), we can
> better meet the user's expectations when the page is modified.
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