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From Benjamin Young <>
Subject RE: [annotator-dev] Using annotator locally?
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:32:30 GMT
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!



From: John Kitchin<>
Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 12:44 PM
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

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?


Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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