[okfn-discuss] Open Shakespeare: annotation is working

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Apr 9 13:51:46 UTC 2007

After another push over the last few days I've got the web annotation 
system for Open Shakespeare operational (I've been hacking on this on 
and off since back in December).

To see the system in action visit:


I'm posting this info to discuss because I know various people were 
interested in annotation in general and for use in other systems (future 
updates unless of wider interest will probably go to okfn-help[1]). In 
this regard I'd emphasize that I've made quite a bit of effort to 
decouple the annotation system from Open Shakespeare so that it can be 
easily reused elsewhere. To check it out see the code:


[1]: http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-help

There are still some substantial issues with the Open Shakespeare 
implementation the most obvious of which are:

a) large texts bring the javascript to its knees ((The Phoenix and the 
Turtle is the shortest of Shakespeare's works which is why I'm using it).

b) security/user authentication for annotation adding/editing/deleting

But the basic system *is* working.



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