[annotator-dev] Issue with Update Annotator

Suchitra Subramanian suchitra at mozaikmedia.com
Tue Mar 12 06:01:07 UTC 2013

Hello - Does the update functionality of annotator work only if i specify *

I have the following simple html page:
*<!DOCTYPE html>*
*<html lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">*
*    <title>Some Title</title>*
*    <meta charset="utf-8" />*
*    <script src="jquery-1.7.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>*
*    <script src="annotator-full.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>*
*    <link href="annotator.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />*
*    <script type="text/javascript">*
*        jQuery(document).ready(function ($) {*
*            $('#dvText').annotator();*
*            //$('body').annotator();*
*        });*
*    </script>*
*    <form id="form1" runat="server">*
*    <div id="dvText">*
*        lot of text here<br />*
*        test and further<br />*
*        testing*
*        annotations*
*        <h2>The Annotator Demo</h2>*
*        <p>Annotator is a Javascript shim that you can insert into any
page, allowing*
*           you to select and annotate text, images, or (almost) anything
*        <p><strong>How do I use it?</strong> We think you'll get the hang
of it*
*           pretty quickly. It's running right now on this page try it out*
*           by selecting some text and clicking on the note icon. Enter a
note and*
*           press you should see your annotation*
*           as a highlighted piece of text. Hover over the highlight with
your mouse*
*           to view, edit and delete the annotation.</p>*
*        <p><strong>What happens to my annotations?</strong> The
annotations on*
*           this page are being sent to*
*    </div>*
*    </form>*
When I run this page, i can create a new annotation on a piece of selected
However, when i try to update an existing annotation, by clicking on the
"pencil" icon, the page gets reloaded and the textarea that lets one edit
the annotation itself does not appear.
FYI, I can successfully delete an existing annotation.

The interesting part is:
if I replace *$('#dvText').annotator();* with *$('body').annotator();* I am
able to update the annotations.

I am using 1.2.6 version of the annotator.

Is this behavior by design?
Am i missing something basic?

Please clarify.

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