[annotator-dev] Trouble setting up local storage

Shauna Gordon-McKeon shaunagm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 22:00:10 UTC 2015


I missed that Annotator is successfully POSTing entries.  That narrows
things down.

What url is it GETing from?  When it returns 200 or 304, can you use the
"Network -> Response" element of the developer console to inspect what it's
returning?

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Gareth Highnam <gareth862 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Shauna,
>
> When the loadFromSearch runs, it returns either a 304 or 200 type error.
> Because of this, it does not report anything to the developer console. Why
> it does one or the other I still don't know...  You may be onto something
> with the port issues though.
>
> The confusing part is the lack of obvious errors. Store seems to POST
> fine, but does not GET from search even with a 200 error.
>
> Gareth
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Shauna Gordon-McKeon <shaunagm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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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