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Re: Translations of W3C documents not working?

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:34:57 +0200
Message-ID: <51F8CC31.1010204@few.vu.nl>
To: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
CC: <w3c-translators@w3.org>, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
On 7/30/13 10:54 PM, Coralie Mercier wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:19:40 +0200, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:
>
>>> On Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:03:52 +0200, Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:57:03 +0200, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dear translation team,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a problem with the translation database?
>>>>> I can't get anything with the SKOS Reference and SKOS Primer documents:
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/byTechnology?technology=skos-reference
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/byTechnology?technology=skos-primer
>>>>>
>>>>> The Library Linked Data report also doesn't work...
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld/
>>>>>
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Antoine
>>>>
>>>> Hi Antoine
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the heads-up.
>>>> I'll follow-up.
>>>
>>> Quick update--
>>> We might have hit a tricky underlying issue related to the recent overhaul of how we handle our spec publications and how the new Publications system makes changes to TR.rdf. We may need longer than I anticipated to fix this, particularly given the fact that some people in the critical path are unavailable at the same time.
>>
>> Ok, thanks for the update!
>>
>> Antoine
>
> Hi Antoine,
>
> Thanks for your patience. The issues were investigated yesterday and today.
> What was fixable is now fixed.
>
> So, because the document is a W3C Recommendation, the following query now works again:
>    http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/byTechnology?technology=skos-reference
>
> The two other URIs you reported earlier this month used to work when our Translations DB contained all sorts of documents. Since then made a policy decision [1] not to support translations of non-REC documents anymore.
>
> Best regards,
> Coralie
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-translators/2012JulSep/0038.html
>


Hi Coralie,

Thanks for you feedback.
I have to say I'm quite disappointed. I can understand that you would stop gathering translations, there can indeed be quality problems and W3C is not a translation agency. But removing the existing translations is a bit harsh! Actually [1] does no say the old ones would be removed.

So now I guess I will have to update the two "community" sites for SKOS and LLD:
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/translations
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Main_Page
in order not to lose track of these translations. In the library domain it's often well seen to have translations, and now that people have put effort in it they wouldn't understand if they are not pointed to anymore.

My problem is that I don't have the URLs. I guess I could search for them in the listserv, but I really don't have time, and I suspect that they are in one of the three files below
http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/RDFData/Trans2011.rdf
http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/RDFData/Trans2012.rdf
http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/RDFData/Trans2013.rdf
Is it possible to have access to them?
I can get other RDF files at
http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/byTechnology?technology=skos-primer
but strangely these three are the only ones for which I don't seem to have permissions!

Thanks for the help,

Antoine
Received on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:35:25 UTC

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