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From: Arle Lommel <arle.lommel@dfki.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:58:52 +0200
Message-Id: <7D450E1A-6233-42C5-9752-A716F6AE1E95@dfki.de>
To: Multilingual Web LT Public List <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
Hello all,

I've got a quick question about a passage in the spec that I find very confusing:

This standard does not cover all mechanisms and data formats (sometimes called Localization Properties) that might be needed for configuring localization workflows or tools to process a specific format. However, these mechanisms and data formats may be implemented using the framework described in this standard.

If I follow this, it is simply saying that there will be some things needed to support localization that simply remain outside the scope of this document (e.g., most of the requirements bits that won't make it in the spec), which seems right. But then what does the second sentence mean? It seems to be saying that there is a bunch of stuff outside the scope of this document but you can implement it using what is in this document. But that doesn't make sense. Let's suppose I want to implement a mechanism to use translation parameters (a data format from Linport) along with the translation. There is nothing in the "framework described in this standard" to tell me how to do that, and this statement therefore seems misleading.

Maybe I'm missing an obvious interpretation, but I just don't get what this means. So I do think it needs to be clearer. Can anyone help clarify the intent here?

-Arle
Received on Friday, 20 July 2012 08:59:20 UTC

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