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Re: targetPointer Requirement update

From: Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 09:19:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4FA390FD.4050805@cs.tcd.ie>
To: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
Hi Yves,
Thanks for posting this, I was really unclear on what the use case was 
here. However, this explanation does make me think the use case is out 
of scope for ITS 2.0.  because:

i) ITS is focussed on markup for web content, but i don't see files 
containing both source and target as a major class of web documents. Is 
there some web/CMS platform or application domain where this comes up a lot?

ii) There are already standard file formats, i.e. XLIFF, TMX, that 
support this. As the use case post admits, 
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/okapitools/message/2672, not using 
these is not best practice. So it doesn't seem in scope to develop a 
standard solution for something that isn't best practice or in general 
is needed solely to support issues in proprietary formats.

iii) we are interested in the roundtrip mapping between files with ITS 
markup and files that handle source and target element for use in the 
localsiaiton process. However, trying to consider this for the main 
existing standard, XLIFF, is challenging enough. Considering this for 
proprietary file with the same text in multiple languages could be a 
major expansion of scope, and even determining that scope could be a 
major task.

I'd be keen to hear your view on this,


On 04/05/2012 01:49, Yves Savourel wrote:
> Hi,
> FYI: I've updated the 'targetPointer' requirement:
> http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/wiki/Requirements#targetPointer
> -ys
Received on Friday, 4 May 2012 08:12:05 UTC

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