Subject: RE: [xliff] HTML Profile - Language Switching
For this specific case, I would have thought it possible to use the <mrk> element with mtype='phrase' and the xml:lang attribute (as <mrk> allows extensions). However, this may not be possible if the HTML in question is not well formed (HTML 4.01 rather than XHTML): <source xml:lang='en'>She added that "<bpt id='1'><span lang='fr'></bpt><mrk mtype="phrase" xml:lang='fr'>je ne sais quoi</mrk><ept id='1'></span></ept>" that made her casserole absolutely delicious.</source> There may be a better mtype to use or perhaps we should encourage the use of a mtype='x-langswitch' David Pooley Software Architect SDL International -----Original Message----- From: Yves Savourel [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 24 March 2004 15:38 To: XLIFF Main List Subject: [xliff] HTML Profile - Language Switching Hi all, Here is another question we may have to answer for the HTML mapping to XLIFF. ======================================== QUESTION: How can we represent language switching? --- HTML Source Example: <p>She added that <span lang='fr'>je ne sais quoi</span> that made her casserole absolutely delicious.</p> --- Discussion: The basic XLIFF representation for this would be somethin like this: <source xml:lang='en'>She added that "<bpt id='1'><span lang='fr'></bpt>je ne sais quoi<ept id='1'></span></ept>" that made her casserole absolutely delicious.</source> The problem is that from the XLIFF viewpoint we loose the information about the language switch. This could be a problem for some function such as spell-checking. First question: Is is important enough for us to worry about it? If yes, while using xml:lang is technically possible since the inline elements have extension points for attributes, it would not work with <bpt>, but would with <g>: <source xml:lang='en'>She added that "<g id='1' xml:lang='fr'>je ne sais quoi</g>" that made her casserole absolutely delicious.</source> But with <bpt>, a xml:lang attribute would apply to the '<span>' code rather than the text inside the <span>. If a file uses the <bpt> notation, how could we represent the language switch then? To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/xliff/members/leave_workgroup.p hp.