I've just recently started to implement support for XLIFF 2.0 in a software product.
XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) is an XML-based format created to standardize the way localizable data are passed between tools during a localization process and a common format for CAT tool files. – Wikipedia
My questions (and perhaps answers) will be of technical nature focused on implementing (programming for) XLIFF.
What is the driving motivation for an Extractor tool to generate multiple
<segment>elements in a
<unit>as opposed to generate multiple
<unit>elements with just a single
Is there a general recommendation available for how an Extractor should generate segments?
Which StackExchange site is the best match for this?
This question is not a duplicate of "Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange do I post in?" because:
I'm asking for expertise in the XLIFF 2.0 standard.
The example question is not based on opinion. An expert in XLIFF could probably explain:
- Why one way is better than the other; or
- Why one way is actually illegal; and/or
- Why both options exist in the standard and how they are different.
Programmers is not a good fit.
If there were a site for Computer Aided Translation or Translators then that would probably be a good fit.