[annotator-dev] Trouble setting up local storage

Shauna Gordon-McKeon shaunagm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 21:40:25 UTC 2015


I'm an Annotator newb too, but a few things I notice:

- You've given a full path when specifying the endpoint.  In my (working)
version I just specify the prefix, in my case '/api'

- You've specified :3000 for the api endpoint but not for the URIs.  If the
whole app is accessed via port 3000 this may cause problems.

- You've got a term search:  '/search' here which I don't have.  This could
totally be a working different implementation from mine, but I thought I'd
flag it as a potential problem.  I've put my code here in case it's helpful
to look through: https://pastebin.mozilla.org/8824977

Maybe try switching the above things around and see if it starts working?

When debugging problems, I use the developer console that Chrome/Firefox
provide.  You can see network requests there.  Annotator should be making a
request to the API store -- what is the response from the API?  404 (not
found)?  403 (forbidden)?  Or is it breaking before it even makes a request?

best
Shauna








On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Gareth Highnam <gareth862 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been tying to set up local storage with the storage plugin, using
> Node.js+MongoDB. My end goal is for anyone visiting my page to be able to
> annotate it and view any existing annotations previously made, when the
> page loads. I don't need any authentication for this purpose.
>
> Disclaimer: (I am a noob)
>
> Here is where I am:
> 1. Page loads, annotator can highlight, create, edit, delete comments on
> front end.
> 2. Annotator POST can create entries in back end.
>
> When I reload page, no stored annotations are brought up, despite existing
> in backend. Here is the code for the storage set up:
>
> var content = $('div').annotator();
>
> content.annotator('addPlugin', 'Store', {
>
>         // The endpoint of the store on your server.
>                                          prefix: '
> http://www.nofeveryone.com:3000/inline',
>
>             // Attach the uri of the current page to all annotations to
> allow search.
>
>
>             annotationData: {
>
>             'uri': 'http://www.nofeveryone.com/anno/anno.html'
>
>                 },
>
>
>             // This will perform a "search" action when the plugin loads.
> Will
>
>             // request the last 20 annotations for the current url.
>                                            // eg.
> /store/endpoint/search?limit=20&uri=http://this/document/only
>           loadFromSearch: {
>
>             'limit': 20,
>
>                 'uri': 'http://www.nofeveryone.com/anno/anno.html'
>
>                 },
>
>             urls: {
>
>                  search:  '/search'
>
>                 }
>
>     });
>
> The API endpoints appear fully functional. When I test the same http
> requests from my URI using curl, I get my posts back in JSON.
>
> I've been pretty stumped for why it's not loading them with
> "loadFromSearch", so if anyone thinks they can help I would greatly
> appreciate it. I'm happy to give any other info about my code.
>
> Gareth
>
>
>
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