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Subject: Re: [xliff] What is XLIFF for?
Hi Bryan, Yves and Rodolfo, XTM also uses XLIFF as its native format. XLIFF is at the heart of the XTM web based translation editor. For document centric memory we use the xml:tm namespace version of the document. Best Regards, AZ On 15/09/2010 22:48, Yves Savourel wrote: > Hi Bryan, > >> What are some of the other scenarios? >> Forgive me if I'm showing my naiveté. > Here are my 2 cents: > > 3 - For transporting between different tools data that are in the process of being localized/translated. Some processes involve tools from different origins and XLIFF is used as the medium to transfer the data from one to the other. In that scenario, the documents from the customer to the LSP may have been XLIFF or something else, and the translated documents the LSP send back to the customer may or may not be XLIFF. In short: XLIFF is used internally in the process. > > 4.a - Used as a native resource formats. Although it was never meant for this, some are using it as the main storage format for their localizable resources. Those resources may get compiled or not. Some do this with Flash, ICU as also a toolset to use XLIFF like this. > > 4.b - Some XLIFF elements are used within other XML-based resource formats. A good example of this is Android resource files, I see more and more of those resources using the XLIFF namespace, like here: http://code.google.com/p/apps-for-android/source/browse/trunk/DivideAndConquer/res/values/strings.xml?r=134 > > 5 - XLIFF used as TM repositories. I think there is a presentation on that at the Symposium. > > > 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. > > To me a format is 'native' when I can modify the file of a project outside the tool and see the modifications once the same project is open, without doing import/update or any command like that. For example, TMX is used natively by OmegaT: the data of the project are saved in TMX, I can modify those TMX files outside OmegaT and the change are just there when I open the project. > > Cheers, > -yves > > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that > generates this mail. Follow this link to all your TCs in OASIS at: > https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/portal/my_workgroups.php > -- email - email@example.com smail - c/o Mr. A.Zydron PO Box 2167 Gerrards Cross Bucks SL9 8XF United Kingdom Mobile +(44) 7966 477 181 FAX +(44) 1753 480 465 www - http://www.xtm-intl.com This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you may not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required please request a hard-copy version. Unless explicitly stated otherwise this message is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or offer.
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