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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0504ReqSoftwareResources" by YvesSavourel

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  == Description ==
  
- A software developer often needs to provide localization-related information with the resources that will be translated. For example, he or she needs to indicate that a string has a maximum length because the program reads it using a fixed-length buffer.
  
- Using a common set of tags to carry such information across the different tools used during the localization process offers better control to the developer. He or she can affect how the strings will be modified, and ultimately prevent some bug to be introduced.
+ Software-related material is now often stored in XML repositories. For example: UI resources and message files, comments in the source code to generate documentation, or even temporary XML storage generated from proprietary formats for the time of the localization.
  
- '''[FS]Just for clarification - should the tags be part of the software code? Or is there a kind of - automatic - process which makes XML out of the software code? This should be made clear.'''
+ A software developer often needs to provide localization-related information with the resources that will be translated. For instance, he or she needs to indicate that a string has a maximum length because the program reads it using a fixed-length buffer.
  
+ Using a common set of tags in the XML documents to carry such information across the different tools used during the localization process offers better control to the developer. He or she can affect how the resources will be modified, and ultimately prevent some bug or incorrect translation to be introduced.
+ 
+ '''[FS]Just for clarification - should the tags be part of the software code? Or is there a kind of - automatic - process which makes XML out of the software code? This should be made clear.''' --- '''[[YS---''' I've tried to address this comment in the modifications, please tell me if it's clearer.''']]'''
  
  Localizers also often need to add their own information in the resource material. They do this to complete what has been already set by the developer, or to add their own instructions.
  
- A common set of tags allows the localization providers to develop re-usable verification tools to ensure that the translated material follow the requirements requested by the developers.
+ In all these cases, a common set of tags allows the localization providers to develop re-usable verification tools to ensure that the translated material follows the requirements requested by the developers. It also helps the communication, in context, of some information between the different parties.
  
  == Stakeholders ==
  
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