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Subject: Re: [xliff] Simplified XLIFF element tree

  Hi Yves and all,

Apologies for the time taken to reply. Many thanks for your comments and 

Best Regards,


On 02/09/2010 05:46, Yves Savourel wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>> For systems that have chosen to pre-segment,
>> there should not be any compulsion to do
>> otherwise.
> I completely agree.
> And I didn't see any of the proposals so far trying to preventing a tool to pre-segment.
>> I always viewed the the original<seg-source>
>> proposal with a great deal of regret.
>> In my mind it was a very bad choice in XLIFF 1.2.
>> and has proven to be so.
> Several tools work perfectly well with the current 1.2 segmentation. They also inter-operate well.
> Which is more than we can say about the non-1.2-standard way of using trans-unit as segments holder. The example I ran into last week is only one among the several distressful cases were we could simply not use the XLIFF files generated with such pre-segmented content.
> The two main issues with<seg-source>  are: a) it does not allow to set 1.2 flags like state and others at the segment level; and b) it duplicates the content. So the 1.2 segmentation representation certainly needs a make-over, but as far as my experience it has been proven to work fine for tools that implement it.
> What has been proven a dangerous adventure is choosing to use proprietary ways of representing segmentation that cause a lack of interoperability with other tools.
> Cheers,
> -yves
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