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Subject: RE: [xliff] Seg-source and source differences

Hi Yves, Rodolfo, all,

Aren't we looking at at least three different questions?

1. Is the example correct?

2. Are segmentation processes allowed to apply something that could be
termed "normalization"? 

Example: In XML elements, multiple whitespaces get collapsed to a single

3. Which "guidance" should be given to users or systems with respect to
the existence of

Sample "guidance":

Check if "seg-source(s)" and "source" are identical.
	a. if "no", do ...
	b. if "yes", do ...

I am tempted to say that we could consider separate "answers" for the
individual questions.
The simplest one - pertaining to 1.: We correct the example.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rodolfo M. Raya [mailto:rmraya@maxprograms.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:11 PM
To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [xliff] Seg-source and source differences

On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 15:56:31 -0700
Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com> wrote:

> Looking at some example available for 1.2:
> I've noticed that we don't have much information about how to deal
> with pre-segmented text units. For example, the document above
> contains the following:
> Here the text content of <source> and the one of <seg-source> is
> actually different, even after normalizing whitespaces you would have
> one space difference.
> What the user should do when there is a discrepancy between both
> content? Maybe we need more processing descriptions in 2.0?


I'm not sure whether that's a bug in the example or a feature of XLIFF
1.2's new segmentation model. I know people that considered this a
feature and implemented segmentation removing spaces between segments.

In any case, this should be either corrected for XLIFF 2.0 or clearly
explained in the specification document.

Best regards,
Rodolfo M. Raya <rmraya@maxprograms.com>

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