Public Annotation systems was one of my first
Web related projects.
Please note this document is the document that is
referred to by other documents by the URL:
Prior to July 1, 1994, I worked at Sun in the general
area of programming environments and my Web activities
were done pretty much on my own time. Almost all of the
material presented here was completed prior to that
After July 1, 1994, web related activities became a
full time job for me at Sun. Due to potential conflict
of interest issues, I stopped working on public
annotations at this time. For this reason, the material
presented here is incomplete and will remain that way.
Public Annotation Systems
Public annotations are comments made to documents
that are visible to all subsequent readers anywhere
on the Web, without modifying the original document.
Additional functionality allows other people to vote
on the utility of any annotations added.
The following documentation is available:
The issues section of this project can
actually be thought of as separate mini-paper
on the issues associated with annotation
systems. One of these days, I may break
this section out into a separate paper.
`To Do' List
List of things to do to the public
annotations system. This list is pretty
sparse at the moment.
The design behind public annotation systems.
How to install public annotation systems.
CGI Source Code Directory
The source code for the CGI scripts used
to support public annotation systems.
HTTPD Source Code Directory
The source code for the NCSA HTTPD server as
modified to support public annotations.
This file, version 1.8 of index.html, was last updated at
21:26:13 on 95/09/15.
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Wayne C. Gramlich. All rights reserved.