[annotator-dev] Trouble setting up local storage

Gareth Highnam gareth862 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 01:47:15 UTC 2015


One more question - will it break things if there is both an "_id" field
and a "id" field for each entry (and they are identical)?



On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 6:04 PM, Gareth Highnam <gareth862 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I did create a new "id" field that copied "_id", although now that I look
> at it I ended up copying _id from ranges and not the main one, which may be
> an issue. I'll see what happens if I fix that.
>
> As for the URI, it actually does match, but I changed it by hand in the
> email (because my friend is paranoid). Sorry for the confusion there, good
> catch though!
>
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM, Randall Leeds <tilgovi at hypothes.is> wrote:
>
>> Looking good. Annotator Store expects the id key to be named "id". You
>> may need to rewrite that key in your API routes.
>> On Mar 9, 2015 3:13 PM, "Gareth Highnam" <gareth862 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> This time it gave 200 and gave me some JSON about my existing entries,
>>> which are a bunch data like so:
>>>
>>> {"_id":"54fdf51f18eb23d57f4a8ca6","quote":"are two solut","uri":"
>>> http://localhost.com/inline/anno.html
>>> ","__v":0,"permissions":[],"tags":[],"ranges":[{"start":"/p[2]","startOffset":22,"end":"/p[2]","endOffset":36,"_id":"54fdf51f18eb23d57f4a8ca7"}],"text":"adsf","updated":"2015-03-09T19:31:43.016Z","created":"2015-03-09T19:31:43.016Z","id":"54fde1dbf7d884cc7862b346"},09T21:57:53.240Z","id":"54fde1dbf7d884cc7862b346"}]
>>>
>>> I'm not really sure if these posts are created correctly in first place,
>>> which could be a big issue but there are no explicit errors from Annotator
>>> about it.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Gareth
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Shauna Gordon-McKeon <shaunagm at gmail.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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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