January 17, 2022

W3C Publishes First Public Working Draft of Web Annotation Protocol

From the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Blog:

The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Working Draft of Web Annotation Protocol. Annotations are typically used to convey information about a resource or associations between resources. Simple examples include a comment or tag on a single web page or image, or a blog post about a news article.

From Section 1.1 of the Draft

The primary aim of the Web Annotation Protocol is to provide a standard set of interactions that, when implemented, will allow annotation clients and servers to interoperate seamlessly. By being able to discover annotation protocol end-points and how to interact with them, clients can be configured either automatically or by the user to store annotations in any compatible remote system, rather than being locked in to a single client and server product pair.

Direct to Full Text of Working Draft (July 2, 2015)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.