Friday 14th March 2003
You may have noticed the annotation format has changed, with the person’s name and the time now at the top. I hope this makes things easier for you.
Also, I’ve written something that marks which annotations are new since your last visit. It’s not foolproof, and because it relies on cookies(?) it’ll get confused if you use more than one computer or web browser to view the site. But I hope it’ll help make clear what you’ve yet to read. The Recent Annotations page is marked similarly.
It could be that right now everything is marked as new; this is what happens on your first visit. If you visit again in a couple of hours it should mark any new annotations correctly. The device “resets” itself after 90 minutes. So if you’re reading the site continually for 90 minutes then suddenly everything that was marked “new” will become old, and it’ll start watching for new annotations again. That may or may not make sense; I know it confuses me. Let me know if it seems things are going very wrong for you…
By the way, once I’m sure it’s working, I’ll make the code available so any other webloggers can use it.