[annotator-dev] Annotator in the wild

Aaron Greenspan aaron.greenspan at plainsite.org
Mon Jun 4 19:38:38 UTC 2012

Hi everyone,

I just thought you might be interested in another use of the Annotator plug-in (which is great, thanks for all of your work on it). I've added it to PlainSite (http://www.plainsite.org), a government transparency project that aims to put more legal information in the public domain where it should be (at least for the most part). Using Annotator, you can now link specific passages of laws to court cases that have interpreted them, and maybe in the future, vice-versa. This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and it finally works! I added some notes to the First Amendment as an example:


To link to the cases in our database I wrote a plug-in, which wasn't as hard as I expected. (The documentation could still be a little clearer--one of the examples doesn't parse properly.)

If I had to make any suggestions, it would be that the Cancel button color be red instead of pink, or customizable, and that tags be separated by commas instead of spaces.

Thanks again for making this possible!


PlainSite | http://www.plainsite.org
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