I'm looking for web-based annotation software
January 26, 2004 7:02 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for web-based annotation software.
posted by grumblebee to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I'm imagining an application that will accept a long string of text as input (like the entire text of "King Lear.") It will then turn each word (or each line) into a hyperlink (with some good CSS so that the links just look like normal text). Then, readers can click on any word to call up a form, in which they can write a note. After writing the note, the word they clicked will change in some way (color/underline/super-scriped number after it) to indicate there's a note (or notes) attached to it. If you click one of these words, you can read the note (in another pane?) or add a new note.
Does something like this already exist (cheap or free)? Or will I need to create it myself. It doesn't sound like a very difficult coding job, but I'd rather not re-create a wheel.