Subject: RE: [xliff] Re: a case for "finished" as a valid value for state
I see a definite need for keeping 'signed-off'
Signed off to me means that the translation (and perhaps size information) have been reviewed and accepted for the particular use in which it is signed off (Eg. a particular button in a particular dialog). It does not necessarily mean that the translation/co-ords would be suitable anywhere else.
The approved attribute in a trans-unit indicates that the translation has been approved and could be used elsewhere. i.e. it is an acceptable target for the source.
I think that if we have a translation state attribute, we need the values 'needs-translation', needs-review' and 'signed-off' at a minimum.
I could certainly still sleep at night if we removed the 'approved' attribute.