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Subject: RE: [xliff] Segmentation Modifications
As mentioned here: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xliff/201311/msg00138.html, I've been trying to implement segmentation modification for XLIFF 2.0 for a while now and I have a few comments.
For reference, the cs02 section for this is here:
--- The section (starting with its new title) keeps talking about "segmentation modification" and "resegmentation". Could we just talk about segmentation modification everywhere? The two things are the same thing.
--- That section has many constraints and processing requirements.
It was quite difficult to follow when I tried to implement it.
For example: (take a deep breath) "Modifiers MUST copy all attributes including values, except for the id and order attributes, from their original instances on or within the original <segment> element onto both instances on and within the resulting two <segment> or <ignorable> elements, except for attributes that do not have valid instances on the eventually resulting <ignorable> element."
To make a long story short and get to the point, I think that section should be re-worded to be simpler, organized by action (split or join), and completed with a few things (some subState PRs, explicit directionality conversion, etc.)
The proposed modified text is in the attached document.
I believe it covers what is needed, but it's a complex set of PRs and it should be carefully checked by all. For example I'd like a confirmation on the Unicode control characters used for the directionality conversion.