[annotator-dev] What happened to the highlights?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Apr 3 04:04:57 UTC 2016

Using Annotator 2.0 with CouchDB 1.6.1 for storage thanks to Benjamin 
Young's annotator-couchapp.

Text can be highlighted and annotations entered.  But after the editor 
window closes, the highlight is gone.  Moving over the just-annotated 
text does not display a popup.

Refreshing the page reloads the annotations and then the highlights and 
popups appear.

If the storage include line is commented, highlights work as expected. 
Annotator can read those, as shown above.  Just not the one it just 

An example index.html follows, distilled down to be as small as 
possible.  Any advice appreciated!


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
   <title>Annotator Test</title>
   <hr />
   <p>This is just a tiny little bit of text for testing.

   <script src="javascript/annotator.min.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript">
   var pageUri = function () {
     return {
       beforeAnnotationCreated: function (ann) {
         ann.uri = window.location.href;
   var app = new annotator.App()
     .include(annotator.storage.http, {prefix: 'http://<localip>:5984/annotator/_design/annotator/_rewrite'})

     .then(function () {
       app.annotations.load({uri: window.location.href});


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