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Re: [web-annotation] Annotation updated timestamp

From: BigBlueHat via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 21:20:39 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-157174388-1447708838-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@azaroth42 given those statements, should we consider this as a 
possible "offline-first" annotation?
```
{
  "uuid": "...uuid...",
  "type": "Annotation",
  "target": "http://example.com/"
}
```

Note the lack of `@id` or `id`. Until it's published, then, it has no 
known deferencable `id` and as such, the use of `id` for an *offline* 
annotation SHOULD be avoided. However, at publication (to the Web or 
some other connected URL minting thing), the `id` value MUST be set 
such that it becomes a proper Web Annotation.

Does that seem like a plausible path?

My concern is having a "cloud requirement" for the initiating act of 
annotating--by which I mean a sign-up process to some service "on the 
Web" which will give the annotator a "namespace" in which to create 
(future-use-ready) dereferencable URLs...but at the cost of the 
sign-up, terms of service, pre-annotation process requirement, etc, 
etc.

My hope is to find a path where, me and my offline machine can make 
annotations with the same requirements as me and my book. If I have a 
"highlighter," I can annotate. No additional storage space or 
permission required.

If we can come up with a way to do that *and* create a dereferencable 
`id` value, super! If not, we should at least given DPUB (and may 
others) a process for "pre-Web-publication" annotations.

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