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From Robert Knight <robertkni...@hypothes.is>
Subject Re: [annotator-dev] Using annotator locally?
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:22:44 GMT
Hello Ben,

> Is that still something you’re available to help with?

In short, yes. Refactoring the part of the H client that integrates
with PDF.js to support creation and presentation of highlights into a
self-contained module with no dependencies on the Annotator 1.2.x code
is on our technical roadmap.


On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com> wrote:
> Hey Robert,
>
>
>
> Along these lines, one of the things we’d (you, me, other hypothes.is folks)
> discussed back in Berlin in the spring was Hypothes.is potentially
> donating/extracting the PDF annotation bits—or permitting this project to.
>
>
>
> Is that still something you’re available to help with?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Benjamin
>
>
>
> --
> http://bigbluehat.com/
> http://linkedin.com/in/benjaminyoung
>
>
>
> From: Robert Knight
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:11 AM
> To: dev@annotator.incubator.apache.org
> Cc: Benjamin Young; info@csarven.ca
> Subject: Re: [annotator-dev] Using annotator locally?
>
>
>
> Hello John,
>
> The Hypothesis client, originally built on a fork of the Annotator
> project, might help if you are looking for an open source solution to
> annotate either PDFs or web content - see
> https://github.com/hypothesis/client . It does not store annotations
> in the PDF itself, but using an instance of the Hypothesis service -
> for which you can either use the public one we provide (at
> https://hypothes.is) or you can run your own instance (which is not
> too tricky, but I will preface with the caveat that we can only
> provide limited support with any issues that come up).
>
> If you can provide a few more details about your needs I might be able
> to provide more guidance on using Hypothesis and/or recommend
> alternative solutions.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Rob.
>
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 2:17 AM, John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
> wrote:
>> That also looks interesting! Thanks for the tip.
>>
>> It looks like I am heading in a PDF annotation direction, but I like the
>> idea of HTML annotation a little better, especially if there are
>> open-source annotation solutions.
>>
>> Benjamin Young writes:
>>
>>> Hey John!
>>>
>>> Actually...before you wander off :wink: let me introduce you to this app
>>> http://dokie.li/
>>>
>>> I'd forgotten that it *already* does inline storing of annotations and
>>> meaningful content (via RDFa)--not to mention all the other amazing
>>> things it does. :)
>>>
>>> I've CC'd the creator of dokie.li and he can tell all of us more about
>>> it. ;)
>>>
>>> Cheers!
>>> Benjamin
>>>
>>> On 10/8/2016 10:28 AM, John Kitchin wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the reply. It is very helpful. It doesn't sound like this is
>>>> the path forward for what I am trying do for now, but maybe some time in
>>>> the future. Best wishes with this project, it looks very interesting!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Benjamin Young writes:
>>>>
>>>>> Hey John,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for writing!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This is not currently something that Annotator is built to do, but in
>>>>> the 2.x system there is pluggable storage system that could possible
serve
>>>>> in this case.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> That said, it’s probably a better fit to have that “compilation”
(HTML
>>>>> + annotations = more HTML ;) ) made “last” (at the authors discretion)
via a
>>>>> “Save As…” options or some such. The code would keep the annotation
>>>>> separately, perhaps in localStorage or PouchDB [1] and then “materialize”
>>>>> the lot of it as HTML when requested.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Also, I’m CCing the Apache Annotator (incubating) mailing list where
>>>>> activity is gradually re-growing around this and other annotation related
>>>>> code. I’d love to have you join us there!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope that’s helpful!
>>>>>
>>>>> Benjamin
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> http://bigbluehat.com/
>>>>> http://linkedin.com/in/benjaminyoung
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> From: John Kitchin<mailto:jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
>>>>> Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 12:44 PM
>>>>> To: annotator-dev@lists.okfn.org<mailto:annotator-dev@lists.okfn.org>
>>>>> Subject: [annotator-dev] Using annotator locally?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>
>>>>> I wondered if it is possible to use annotator to annotate local html
>>>>> files, and store the annotations locally (preferrably in the local
>>>>> file).
>>>>>
>>>>> What I have in mind is that students would submit an html file of their
>>>>> work, by email, or Dropbox/Google Drive/etc. We would annotate the
>>>>> files
>>>>> with feedback and the grade, and return them.
>>>>>
>>>>> Does this sound like something that is possible with annotator?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Professor John Kitchin
>> Doherty Hall A207F
>> Department of Chemical Engineering
>> Carnegie Mellon University
>> Pittsburgh, PA 15213
>> 412-268-7803
>> @johnkitchin
>> http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu
>
>
>
> --
> Kind Regards,
> Rob



-- 
Kind Regards,
Rob

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