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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0505ReqUniqueID" by YvesSavourel

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Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 22:28:19 -0000
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http://esw.w3.org/topic/its0505ReqUniqueID


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  = Unique Identifier =
  
+ === Summary ===
+ 
+ It should be possible to attach a unique identifier to any localisable item. This identifier should be completely unique across all documents but should be identical across all translations of the same item.
+ 
+ === Issue/Challenge ===
+ 
+ In order to most effectively re-use translated text where content is re-used (either across update versions or across deliverables) it is necessary to have a unique and persistent id associated with the element.
+ 
+ This identifier allows the translation tools to correctly track an item from one version or location to the next. After one is sure that this is the same item, the content can be examined for changes, and if no change has taken place the potential for re-use of the previous translation is very high.
+ 
+ Change analysis constitutes an extremely powerful productivity tool for translation when compared to the typical source matching (a.k.a. translation memory) techniques, which simply look for similar source text in the database without, most of the time, being able to tell whether the context of its use is the same. 
+ 
+ This change analysis technique has been possible with UI messages in the past, but the introduction of structured XML (and SGML) documents will allow for its use in documents also. 
+ 
+ 
+ === Notes ===
+ 
+ The xml:id attribute defined here [http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-id/] may be a mean to carry the unique identifier. Note however, that xml:id is unique within a document, not necessarily within a set of docments.
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