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Annotea Bookmarklet Service has been Terminated [Was: Questions on Annotea servlet set-up]

From: <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 08:29:54 -0400
Message-ID: <5C76D29CD0FA3143896D08BB1743296AC14A31@bsebe001.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: <sandor@cs.uu.nl>
Cc: <www-annotation@w3.org>

I created the Annotea Bookmarklets and servlet because I wanted to
create and retrieve annotations from a browser other than Amaya.  
Since I did my work other, much more useful interfaces to an Annotea 
server have been created as documented at [1].

The W3C does not have the resources to maintain the Annotea servlet so 
the service was terminated a few weeks ago. 

If you'd like to set up your own installation of the servlet, the src is 
available (see [2]).

Anyhow, please check [1] and consider using one of the alternate 
interfaces rather than the servlet interface.


Art Barstow
(formerly barstow@w3.org)

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/#Existing
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/Bookmarklet/Annotea-JavaScript.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Sandor Spruit [mailto:sandor@cs.uu.nl]
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 9:09 AM
> To: www-annotation@w3.org
> Subject: Questions on Annotea servlet set-up
> Dear all,
> I've been gathering information about Annotea over the last couple of 
> days. A collegue would like to use it in a course on computer-mediated
> communication, sometime next month. I'd like to use the Java servlet 
> because of my own personal experience and server availability 
> (Tomcat).
> Could someone verify that the following is accurate, and help me a bit
> to get the stuff up and running?
> The idea is to use two JavaScript-enhanced pages to create 
> and retrieve
> annotations, respectively. These are typically named 
> create-annot.html 
> and get_annot.html for obvious reasons, and addressed through a normal
> URI, a bookmark etc. Whatever you like. These pages can be 
> anywhere on 
> the web, but it makes sense to have them on a "nearby" webserver. The
> annotations are stored or retrieved by having the JavaScript functions
> send/receive information from a relational database storing RDF data,
> by calling on the Annotea servlet.
> What puzzles me, is how the Annotea servlet gets addressed from within
> these pages. Why is there a distinction between a "annotations" server
> and a "servlet" ? One to GET, one to PUT/POST ? How should I configure
> a web-app on Tomcat to get things working - it smells like a piece of
> cake but I can't figure it out just yet :(
> Any help or hints much appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Sandor
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 2002 08:30:21 UTC

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