Here some theory and general ideas; see AnnotationWikiImplementation for news.
As the original CritLink server of KaPingYee is currently down, you might use BaylesWikiAnnotator? at the end of this page. This is a working, slightly Wikified patch of the CritLink script. A Google search showed that there seems to be no other survivor of this software gem, accessible for public use. Oct 26, 2002, 05:42 PST FridemarPache
One view sees the main benefit of such a combination that you can annotate ReadOnlyWebPages?. For instance, imagine going to nytimes.com to read a news article, and finding community-maintained annotations on that article that identify/point to further sources, disagreements, misquotes, etc. Essentially, you are Wiki-izing the entire web by allowing Wiki's to create annotations that point from any webpage into a related WikiPage.
Another view includes WriteAlsoWebPages? like WikiPages or WebDavePages? as targets of annotation. In general, if the annotation topics are offtopic in the target, then it might be preferable to opt for external annotations. E.g. a socio-linguist wiki observes the discussion in a programming oriented wiki and analyses the style and communication strategy of the observed posters.
See AnnotationWikiImplementation for news on what has been done and (slightly) technical discussion on how we should proceed.
FridemarPache was the originator of these ideas.
Required: the "owner" of a wiki and its community to accept the new paradigm.
Required: Perl Programmer. (S/he could do it in a pay- or donation-based Wiki, e.g. creating their own in SeedWiki farm, ...).
So my question to the community of communities. Who has or can set up a fresh wiki to start phase 1? It will be a community with n=2, so it is an ideal seed, because it starts without inherent conflicts. -- FridemarPache
As a selfdescribing example there is an annotation to this wikipage. -- fred1