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Re: renewal of the W3C Translation pages

From: Ahmed Bagi <Ahmed@abagi.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 15:22:48 +0100
Message-ID: <008d01c31636$8a04a0b0$21bc7ad5@sn023784320093>
To: <w3c-office-pr@w3.org>, <w3t@w3.org>, <w3c-translators@w3.org>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>

¡Very good job, Ivan! ¡Congratulations!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
To: <w3c-office-pr@w3.org>; <w3t@w3.org>; <w3c-translators@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 1:05 PM
Subject: renewal of the W3C Translation pages

> Dear all,
> we have renewed the translation pages of W3C at
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/. This is not only a
> but a change in the way we manage translations. Until now, the various
> lists of translations were kept up-to-date by hand. From now on, all data
> on translations are collected and stored on our site in RDF, which allows
> us to generate automatically various 'views' of the data, eg, lists of all
> French translations or of all the translations of XML1.0. Note, however,
> that at this moment only the translations of Recommendations, and of
> documents like WAI Quick Tips, W3C in 7 points, etc, are listed.
> Translations of various W3C notes and of candidate/proposed
> are not yet in the database, but will be added soon. As new translations
> come in (through the translator's mailing list) the RDF data is updated.
> (For the time being this is a manual update, we are working on a more
> automatic method of doing so.)
> Some of you maintain your own list for, eg, all Russian translations of
> documents, or of all available translations of a particular W3C document.
> You should consider using the new facilities to maintain those lists,
> instead of maintaining the list yourself. We offer various possibilities
> do that:
> - you can simply refer/redirect to a full XHTML page on either a language
> or a list of translation of a particular technology. Of course, you have
> then no control over the output format... ;-)
> - you can invoke a script returning an XHTML fragment that you can include
> in your page (either on-the-fly through a server side include when
> applicable, through some regular automatic update of your own pages, etc)
> - if you want to manage RDF directly, you can also invoke a script that
> would return the relevant RDF information (in an XML encoding) (B.t.w.,
> full RDF data is also public).
> There is a more detailed description of the techniques used, as well as
> right URI-s to invoke the various scripts or to get access to the RDF
> files, in:
> http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/Overview.html.
> Comments, ideas, feedbacks, etc, are welcome
> Ivan Herman & Martin Duerst
> --
> Ivan Herman
> W3C Head of Offices
> C/o W3C Benelux Office at CWI, Kruislaan 413, 1098SJ Amsterdam, The
> tel: +31-20-5924163; mobile: +31-641044153; URL:
> http://www.w3.org/People/all#ivan
Received on Friday, 9 May 2003 10:24:03 UTC

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