I have a slight preference for
"finished" over "final." If I split hairs, "final" sounds to me to be "definitive and
unalterable," akin to "signed-off." While finished sounds more like
"completeness and refinement" (differentiating it from
that, I can really see your point about how "final" differentiates itself from
the workflow state "finished." And I can understand how that is
important. So I think "final" could work.
Would 'final' work as well for you? I like that this doesn't imply any
work was done whereas 'finished' does. It also differentiates it from the
workflow state of 'finished'.
>>> <email@example.com> 4/10/03
2:53:02 PM >>>
Here's my attempt to define
finished - Indicates that no further work is
this state as addressing a different dimension than "translated" or
Tony Jewtushenko [mailto:Tony.Jewtushenko@oracle.com]
Wednesday, April 09, 2003 6:11 AM
Cc: Schnabel, Bryan S;
Subject: Re: [xliff] Re: a case for
"finished" as a valid value for state
I don't have a problem with adding "finished" as
a state as long as it is defined differently from "signed-off".
Bryan - would you please contribute a definition for "finished"
and we'll vote on adding it to the values list for state next
Gerard Cattin des Bois wrote:
John, when you describe the finished
state, are you referring to binary data, such as resources that may not
have any text, but nonetheless may require some adaptation or non-text
localization? resources that have both text and binary information, but
indicating state of binary data rather than text?
I have no problem with this. However, it might
be good to consolidate the two concepts of "finished" and "signed-off" so
that 1 state says if work on a trans-unit is completed. I have no other
suggestion for this, though.
Gérard Cattin des
Program Manager, LocStudio Services
Windows Productivity Tools Team
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4/8/03 10:48:36 AM >>>
tried again to send this to the list, but it bounced back. Could one
of you please post this on my behalf? I'll try (again) to fix my
email account with OASIS, thanks]
Although "finished" is described as a "workflow state" in the current
specification, I propose that "finished" should remain a pre-defined value
In my XLIFF application, the state of "translated" is suitable for
targets that have been translated. The state of "signed-off" could
indicate a definite reviewed/completion status. But I have targets that
are not candidates for translation, and have not been "translated," and
are not yet "signed-off," but are indeed "finished."
The state of finished is not accurately described by any of the other
values in the list, from my point of view.
I'm not passionate about this, but I thought I'd pass along my
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