Subject: RE: [xliff] 2.0 Binary Data Module Proposal
Thank you David, I couldn’t have written a better response in favor of a bin unit module J. I will populate the wiki with our proposals.
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On Behalf Of Dr. David Filip
Ryan, Bryan, Rodolfo, all
I support the bin unit module, as proposed. I agree that the Sharepoint team provided a valid use case. This even allows for cascaded use of XLIFF, whereas the content owner does not need to bother for complexities of low level extraction at their end. The module while elaborated upon could eventually consider providing some basic tooling for the cascaded handling..
The sole reason why bin unit was dropped was that it did not appear as used in any survey (MIcah Bly, SC surveys, Asanka's corpus - which is however not representative at this point.
I believe that the bin unit scenario will become fairly mainstream with SharePoint 2013.
The average corporate portal user will not have access to good office filters to facilitate extraction, so that the office content will enter the LSP nicely packaged as bin unit..
Microsoft expressed support to the 2.0 migration in a very unambiguous way in Seattle, and I see Ryan's series of proposals as a necessary consequence of that statement.
We should not tell one of our biggest corporate users to stick with 1.2 because 2.0 is not good enough for them.
To be fully comfortable with the proposal I's like to see a second and third reference implmentation. I can say for LRC that our research platfom SOLAS will implmenet the module support if it makes into the spec. I know that Fredrik like the think and I believe that there should be interest at LIOX eventually other LSPs to consume the bin unit as produced by Sharepoint now and in the future.
@Ryan, I believe that you should populate the wiki with the proposals as suggested by you on behalf of Microsoft in last few days. You see, the cut off meeting is close and there is probably not enough time for discussions before these are added.
Dr. David Filip
LRC | CNGL | LT-Web | CSIS
University of Limerick, Ireland
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Schnabel, Bryan S <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi Ryan and Rodolfo,
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For those who attended the XLIFF Symposium in Seattle, you were given the opportunity to see a *real world* implementation of the <bin-unit> element in SharePoint using XLIFF 1.2. Bryan Schnabel even advocated giving the SharePoint team an award :). Since there is no equivalent of the <bin-unit> in 2.0, this proposal is to add a Binary Data Module.
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