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Re: Translation of the validator's documentation

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 07:28:01 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> wrote:

>On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Olivier Thereaux wrote:
>>However, translation of the documentation is very welcome. The
>>documentation in CVS at <http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/validator/htdocs/docs/>
>>should be quite stable […]
>That URL seems to refer to an index of documents that are changelogs.
>Translating changelogs doesn't sound like a useful thing, so you
>presumably mean translating the newest revisions. […]

The URL refers to a CGI interface to the CVS repository of the materials that
make up the service at validator.w3.org. If you're going to be translating the
documentation you're going to be exposed to CVS I'm afraid — no good way
around it if the translated documentation is to be kept up to date — so I'd
say refering to it is appropriate.

>Besides, it is difficult to see how the material relates to the online
>material http://validator.w3.org/docs/ . Is the material you mention
>really stable enough for translation, if it is not stable enough for
>going public in English?

The documentation is (mostly), but the accompanying _code_ is not. Well,
actually that's not quite true; the code is pretty stable too, but we've run
into a few snags that are delaying release (my lack of time and some
infrastructure issues at W3C, mainly).

- -- 
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Namespaces and W3C XML Schemas is a giant practical joke,   but I see no
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