Subject: [trans-ws] Job-ticket
Hi folks, I volunteered to build a straw man on the way to defining what would be present in the job-ticket. On reflection the job-ticket is simply going to be a unique identifier for any given piece of work being performed in the system (a job). This ticket is provided back to the client by the request quote mechanism. Part of the meeting today discussed the logical grouping of jobs for a client i.e. sub-jobs etc. but after some consideration this is information which is probably only related to the client, and as such not part of our specification. i.e. it is up to the client to decide how they group the individual jobs together not us. Equally we could define what is contained within a job itself ( job-ticket, due-date, file-type, source-content, target language/country code etc.) but are we running the risk of specifying what the translation vendor should store? I guess my question is therefore should we be describing the exact content of a translation-job, or is that content beyond our spec and part of the implementation at the client/supplier ends? All comments welcome. Cheers, Paul Goulbourn - Cognitran Limited.