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New article for REVIEW: Re-using strings in scripted content

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:24:13 -0000
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Title: Re-using strings in scripted content
http://www.w3.org/International/articles/text-reuse/


Comments are being sought on this article prior to final release. Please send any comments to www-international@w3.org. We expect to publish a final version in one to three weeks.

Many programmers and designers decide that if a particular string is used in many places, they will use copies of the same string rather than implement many identical strings. The perceived advantages to this are to save on memory, to promote consistency in the source and, sometimes, to save on translation cost. The trick is to know what constitutes a good candidate for reuse and what does not. If you get it wrong, you can be creating an insuperable obstacle to good localization.





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