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Subject: <sm/> and <em/>


I wanted to ask about <sm/> and <em/> tags. In specification it is said that the marker can be created by using <mrk> tag pair , or the pair of <sm> and <em> elements. What it doesn’t say if you can have situation where only <sm/> or <em/> is present, e.g.:


<xliff xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:xliff:document:2.0" xmlns:fs="urn:oasis:names:tc:xliff:fs:2.0" xmlns:slr="urn:oasis:names:tc:xliff:sizerestriction:2.0" version="2.0" xml:space="preserve" srcLang="en-GB" trgLang="fr-FR">

    <file id="f1" original="myfile">

        <unit id="1">

            <segment id="id1" >

               <source>Example of an sm with  <sm id="2" type="term"/> term</source>






It seems both Okapi validator and MS XLIFF OM validate the example above as valid file. If this is indeed correct I believe we should enhance the specification and make sure this bit is explained a bit better.




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