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Subject: RE: [xliff] Attributes for XLIFF 2.0

Hi Bryan,

In a URL you have to specify the protocol, which could be "file", "http",
"https", "ftp", etc. The idea is to check that the attribute value actually
refers to something that could be a document stored somewhere and not just
meaningless plain text.

URLs have a well-defined format that could be validated using different
regular expressions. I just did a quick check on Google before posting the
idea and found that this is something doable.

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Schnabel, Bryan S [mailto:bryan.s.schnabel@tektronix.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 2:16 PM
> To: Rodolfo M. Raya; xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: RE: [xliff] Attributes for XLIFF 2.0
> I think this is a good goal. It might also be an ambitious goal (assuming
> want to accommodate the not just http://, but also file:// - and
> accommodate the various *flavors* of URL formatting between OS',
> browsers, etc.).
> It's certainly do-able to write a durable regex. Just need to try to think
of all
> the ways the URLs could be expressed,
> file://localhost/etc/mydir/myfile.xml
> file:///etc/mydir/myfile.xml
> file://localhost/c|/mydir/myfile.xml
> file:///c|/mydir/myfile.xml
> file://localhost/c:/mydir/myfile.xml
> file:///c:/mydir/myfile.xml
> file://localhost///remotehost/mydir/myfile.xml
> file://///remotehost/mydir/myfile.xml
> . . .to name a few.
> - Bryan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodolfo M. Raya [mailto:rmraya@maxprograms.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 7:23 AM
> To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [xliff] Attributes for XLIFF 2.0
> Hi,
> One of the most common problems in XLIFF is the difficulty to validate
> attributes. This is something we can improve a bit in 2.0.
> Attributes that contain a file location, like "original" in <file> or
> in <external-file> are supposed to contain the location of a file. We
> check whether the file exists, but we can make sure that the location is
> written in a standard way. I propose to enforce the use of URLs in XLIFF
> for attributes that point to files; URL validation can be included in the
> schema using regular expressions.
> Opinions?
> Regards,
> Rodolfo
> --
> Rodolfo M. Raya   <rmraya@maxprograms.com>
> Maxprograms      http://www.maxprograms.com
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