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Selection cannot be highlighted Error - 115 views

Diigolet annotate hide highlight suggestion resolved

started by Alex Popescu on 07 Jun 09
  • Alex Popescu
     
    Hi there,

    I was trying to highlight some areas of a document and this message popup up. After spending more time on it what I've discovered is that if somebody before you has already highlighted a fragment on that page you'll either have to highlight the exact same fragment or you'll get this error.

    I'd say this is a critical problem as it basically limits my highlights according to what others have already done on the page.

    Is there any workaround for this problem?

    thanks in advance,
  • Graham Perrin
     
    If you use e.g. Diigo toolbar 3.1.6.13 in Firefox you can hide other users' annotations.

    Let's test that with http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free?currentPage=all
  • Graham Perrin
     
    >> Diigo About also publicises my private highlights, that's a separate bug.
    >
    > Maybe it's showing that while you are logged in knowing that it is you.

    Anonymous, public, logged out views of http://about.diigo.com/about/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wired.com%2Ftechbiz%2Fit%2Fmagazine%2F16-03%2Fff_free%3FcurrentPage%3Dall and of http://www.diigo.com/user/grahamperrin reveal my private highlights. It's a separate bug, http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/topic/private-highlights-are-not-private-they-re-public-at-diigo-about-and-elsewhere-46343 makes reference to this topic.
  • Alex Popescu
     
    Graham Perrin wrote:
    >
    > Yes, I successfully used Diigolet 3.1b538 to highlight a small part of someone else's larger highlight. Screen shot to follow.
    >

    Using as an example the page here http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free?currentPage=all somewhere in the 2nd paragraph there is an existing Highlight for the fragment:

    "He sold razors in bulk to banks so they could give them away with new deposits ("shave and save" campaigns)."

    Try extending the selected text by including some word before and after the above fragment and try highlighting it. I'm pretty sure you'll get the "Selection cannot be highlighted Error"
  • Graham Perrin
     
    > How can I check what version is installed on my browser?

    Please see Diigolet version numbers.
  • Graham Perrin
     
    > > I successfully used Diigolet 3.1b538 to highlight a small part of
    > > someone else's larger highlight. Screen shot to follow.



    > Try extending the selected text by including some word before and
    > after the above fragment and try highlighting it.

    Success:



    … More» menu in toolbar of Diigolet allows us to hide highlights.

    1. hide highlights

    2. select text

    3. click Highlight

    It's not the most intuitive routine, I had to experiment with the option, but it works.

    An issue: your highlight is not visible following de-selection, you must

    4. show highlights.

    Another issue: whilst highlights are suppressed, the contextual menu of Diigolet is suppressed (so you must click the Highlight button, not use the menu options).

    We can expect future improvements to Diigolet, but I can't guess when.

    Regards
    Graham
  • Alex Popescu
     
    1. Version: 3.1b538
    2. Using show/hide approach works. Even if it's not the most intuitive way, that's good enough for me. Thanks a lot!

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