Annotations futures

Nathan Torkington <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1993 10:12:47 +1200
From: Nathan Torkington <>
Message-id: <>
Subject: Annotations futures
Status: RO
Might I suggest the following system for public annotations?

-- User annotates document, client offers it to original server with
	ANNOTATE method or somesuch, and tells the server how long
	the annotation is
-- Server can accept the annotation, and the next time the document
	is retrieved, the annotation is noted at the bottom.
-- Server can refuse the annotation, in which case, it is
	offered to an annotation server (ugh).

Annotating on the server would mean that character-offsets could be
used and preserved across revisions (the author would either
incorporate, delete or move the annotations as need be).

Sound fun?  Who's going to implement it?