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From: Lieske, Christian <christian.lieske@sap.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 10:57:01 +0200
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Hi all,

I had a look at "Best Practice 9: Provide a way to specify unique
identifiers".
 
My high-level feedback is the following:

1.

Quote>Provide a way to assign a unique identifier to translatable text.

Should we really have the restriction "to translatable text"? I guess that
for example having identifiers for
XML elements which are related to graphics (eg. "img") would be beneficial
from an i18n point of view as
well - amongst others since you may want to leverage "translated/localized"
graphics as well.

2. 

Quote> Make sure the attribute xml:id, or an equivalent attribute, is
available, at least, the "paragraph" level, for the elements that contain
translatable text.

I guess we need to clarify what the features of an "equivalent attribute"
are. Would we simply point to
http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-xml-id-20050909/#validation-technologies?

Why the restriction "at least paragraph" level?

3.

Quote>In order to most effectively reuse translated text where content is
reused (either across update versions or across deliverables) it is
necessary to have a unique and persistent identifier associated with the
element.

Fromy my point of view, "reuse" is only one of several motivators. Another
motivator is for example the possibility to trace a text to its use (for
example in a UI).

Wouldn't "update" or "iteration" be clearer than "update version"?

I guess we need to clarify what the features of a "persistent identifier"
are.


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Cheers,
Christian

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