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RE: ITS to XLIFF conversion and roundtripping

From: Yves Savourel <yves@opentag.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:44:25 +0200
To: <public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Christian, all,

> I wonder if it would make sense to address these two facets loosely 
> coupled. With regard to the page/information you have put together, 
> this could boil down to tackling the decorator (which is related to 2. 
> above) as one activity, and tackling the bridge from the decorated XML to 
> XLIFF (which is related to 1. above) as a separate activity. This 
> separation of concerns could help with a division of labour. It would 
> for example enable an XLIFF expert to refine the sample transformation 
> you have crafted.

That sounds like a good idea. There are two parts:

A) the decorator: it takes XML+ITS and generate a decorated temporary file.

B) the XLIFF converter that takes the temporary file and generate XLIFF(+Skeleton in some form) and provides also the converter back
to the original format.

It may be that we'll have other example of applications that use the temporary decorated XML for other purposes, or that we can
generate the decorated XML another way.

Will you have time to move the XLIFF part to a new area Felix? If not let me know and I can try to do that.

At some point it may make sense to have all this code (and the one for the Java processor) under some version control system that is
accessible to everyone.

-ys
Received on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:45:07 GMT

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