[annotator-dev] SVG annotations?

Andrew@FinalsClub.org andrew at finalsclub.org
Mon Mar 5 17:24:56 UTC 2012

Hi Tracy and thanks Nick.  

There is another annotation project called yuma-js that is focusing on multimedia annotation.  Yuma currently supports image and map annotation with audio and video coming soon.  Perhaps they plan to support SVG annotation as well.

Good luck, 

On Mar 5, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Nick Stenning wrote:

> Hi Tracy,
> Copying this reply to our annotator-dev list; hope that's ok.
> Thanks for your question. I'm not entirely sure what the user interface would look like for what you're describing, but if that's set to one side, the purely technical question of "does Annotator's annotation format make any sense for SVG documents?" is a bit easier to answer.
> It's possible in principle, as an annotation is basically just some data attached to a pair of XPaths denoting the start and end of the annotated section of the document. There's nothing stopping these being SVG nodes, although I certainly haven't tested this application.
> Do you envisage users being able to select specific SVG shapes and then annotate them? This might require a bit of additional work on the frontend, but, as I say, it's certainly possible in principle, and could be a rather cool use-case! I can't think offhand of any particular reasons we'd run into cross-browser issues beyond standard issues of SVG support (and support for W3C Range, which is already a hard requirement of Annotator).
> Best wishes,
> Nick
> On 29 Feb 2012, at 18:38, Tracy Atteberry <tracy.atteberry at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a quick question.  Is it possible to use Annotator to annotate SVG documents in a cross-browser way?
>> If not, do you have any pointers on how to make this work (if indeed it's possible)?
>> Thank you so much for your time.
>> -Tracy
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