[annotator-dev] Annotator in IE8

Nick Stenning nick at whiteink.com
Mon Oct 7 09:56:42 UTC 2013

Andrew Magliozzi wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks for your email.  I don't use IE8 and haven't dealt with that bug.
> I've cc'd two brighter developers who lead the Annotator Dev team.
> Randall and Nick, could you two help shed some light on this issue:

>>> Can you tell me what the status is of getting Annotator to work in
>>> IE8? This is a blocker for us

Hi everyone,

Due to the lack of support for the W3C Range specification, IE 6-8
aren't natively supported by the Annotator.

That said, Annotator should automatically pull in IERange [1] if it
detects a DOM without support for W3C Range [2] so if that's not working
for you, I'd be interested to see the error and
have a discussion about getting it working on the `annotator-dev`
mailing list (in CC here) [3].

I'll be honest, I don't regularly test Annotator support in IE8 but
provided that IERange works as advertised it shouldn't be too hard to
get it working.


[1]: https://code.google.com/p/ierange/
[3]: http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/annotator-dev

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