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Subject: RE: [xliff] What is XLIFF for?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yves Savourel [mailto:ysavourel@translate.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:49 PM
> To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: RE: [xliff] What is XLIFF for?
> One note on your #2: I'm not sure any tool uses XLIFF as a storage format
> *natively*. Rodolfo can correct me, but for example in Swordfish, I think, the
> project's data are saved in a database. Trados has its own format as well. All
> those tools can certainly read XLIFF seamlessly, and they can produce XLIFF
> as well, but that is not their *native* format.

Hi Yves,

Swordfish uses XLIFF as native format. All project data is stored in the XLIFF file, even the skeleton if you want. If you modify the XLIFF file outside Swordfish, your changes are visible the next time you open the file.

Databases are used only to store TM data. When TM is applied to an XLIFF file, matches are stored in <alt-trans> elements and databases are not used again, except for storing the translations approved by the translator.

Rodolfo M. Raya   <rmraya@maxprograms.com>
Maxprograms      http://www.maxprograms.com

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