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Can someone tell me where I can find a reference document that explains the meaning of the various elements of the SDLXLIFF format?
I need this to understand the content of an SDLXLIFF file and to be able to make minor changes to it.
My searches in Producthelp, KB and Community have so far been unsucessful. I am sure this information must be available (at least to developers).
Thanks for any hint.
Hi Walter Blaser
SDLXLIFF is just XLIFF format with some extensions added by SDL.You can find that XLIFF specification below which describes most of the elements:http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/v1.2/os…
Hello my dear friend Walter,
I did a quick search and found the following link, which you may have already found but just in case not...
Understanding sdlxliff files
I hope you will find…
I hope you will find something there that leads you to what you're looking for!
All the very best!
SDLXLIFF is just XLIFF format with some extensions added by SDL.You can find that XLIFF specification below which describes most of the elements:http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/v1.2/os/xliff-core.htmlFor the SDL extensions, in the post Alison Field refers to, I did post the schema which might be helpful though.(It doesn't describe in detail what they are used for though, so if you had questions about specific elements you could ask a question in the developers forum)
Thanks for this useful link. I didn't think about going to OASIS because I expected that there would be a separate specification document of SDL due to the SDL extensions. However, the OASIS specification already helps a lot in that it gives an understanding of the overall structure of the file format.
And as you pointed out, the schema does not document what the SDL extensions are used for but if I need more information on this, I'll post in the developer's forum.
Thanks a lot again and have a nice day.Walter
I looked through this post, but didn't find what I was looking for.The OASIS specification suggested by Jesse however is a step forward.
Thanks and stay healthy.Walter
I'm glad Jesse Good was able to give you a useful link to the information you need.
Out of interest, what are you planning to do with it?
You stay safe too!
All the best,
I am trying to fix the problem discussed here:https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/f/studio/27173/failed-to-save-target-content-because-illustration-was-moved-between-paragraphs/85739#85739
without the need to go back to the source file and do a pretranslate or Perfect Match. Patching the SDLXLIFF file would at least help to continue working on the project.
Wow! Good luck with that! Years ago, I used to patch up TTX files that had been cut short due to a TagEditor crash. I did it by carefully copying the missing content across from the untranslated TTX file (by opening them both in Notepad I think) but I wouldn't attempt to do it with an SDLXLIFF. Too complex and my brain isn't up to it these days
Done the same in the past.
In principle you can do the same with sdlxliff, using the file from the source folder.
In case of Walters problem the idea is to locate the offending merged segment and replace the translation unit (which is now one) with the two translation units from the untouched source file. This has good chances to work.
Hello, my dear friend Jerzy,
In what software would you open the SDLXLIFF? I have just tried it and it looks surprisingly OK in good old Wordpad...
Notepad++. It looks weird, but if you open two instances of N++ on two screens, it is feasible.