> ------- Ursprungligt meddelande -------
> Från: Dieter Maurer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Datum: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 21:35:51 +0100
>Antonio De Marinis writes:
> > ...
> > In Zope there is an XML-export as everybody knows. My question is: does anybody
>know if there is a DTD for the Zope produced XML and where I can find it?
>I think, there is no DTD.
>As you know, XML document do not need to follow a DTD.
yes I know ... but it is always good to have one :-)
> > Why I ask for it?
> > If I have a DTD I could use Zope objects exported in XML and use them in external
>XML processing tools with validation. A practical examples is to use them together
>with XML enabled translations tools like Trados TagEditor. Then you can just export a
>Zope object, send it for translation to the translators and get back all the
>translated objects ready to import into Zope via ZMI (no more time on boring copy and
>I do not think this is workable.
> The XML exported only describes the structure of the document.
> The semantics is covered only very implicitly.
> I doubt very much that you find an easy syntactic criterion (based
> on XML structure) that distinguishes between text to be translated
> (like "title") and text that must not be touched (like "id").
I see the issue. But it would be good to have such semantics in the produced XML, so
you can use it further ... otherwise I don't know what the XML produced by Zope should
be used for ... I haven't find any use of it except of this idea to send it to
>Look at the internationalization tools "localizer", "ZBabel"
>and the internationalization support in ZPT.
>I think these are better approaches.
I've looked into them and they are good approaches but they only try to solve the
developer/programmer I18N issues and NOT those issues regarding "how to get all that
traslated text into Zope from externals translators". That is my issue. I would like
to export Zope objects localizible text (title, abstract, error messages, pieces of
HTML, metadata etc ... ) and send this information to the translators who use
XML-enabled tools in order to translate text into several languages. (An emerging XML
standard for translation is XLIFF, http://www.xliff.org.)
Often we are not able to let translators access the ZMI and input the translations
directly into Zope, they are not familiar with Zope and they have to use the
proffesional translation tools with all the features included (spell checking,
thesaurus, work-flow, translation memories etc...). It would be a nightmare to insert
all the translations into Zope via the ZMI and Localizer. It works ok for a small size
of text. But for the amount of objects we have to translate it would take ages, and
why retype the whole text from the translators.
Localizer and ZBabel do not solve this problem. They solve the programmer issues.
These tools haven't really recognized the translator role and how they work. They are
not Zopatists and not any kind of Zope editor, they work in other companies and use
their own tools and XML standards. If we want Zope to be a real Multilingual Content
Management Tool then it would be a good choice to adabt Zope to the standards used in
these translations tools.
Thanks for your help and interests in this discussion.
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