Advanced Validation Techniques for XLIFF 2

TitleAdvanced Validation Techniques for XLIFF 2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSaadatfar, S, Filip, D
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
KeywordsDSDL, NVDL, Relax NG, RESTful, Schematron, validation, web service, web-service, XLIFF, XML, XSD

This paper aims to present an overview of validation issues for the XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF), while XLIFF 1.2 validation is mentioned, the paper concentrates on validation of XLIFF 2.0 and successors (XLIFF 2). The goal is to propose an optimal set of DSDL (Document Schema Definition Languages) (Brown 2010) compliant methods to provide a set of XLIFF TC (and in due course OASIS and ISO) guaranteed standardized machine readable artefacts that would support validation of all XLIFF 2 normative statements. The discussed methods include XSD files, proposed possible schemas in the Relax NG schema language, Schematron rules, and finally a master NVDL (Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language) file that brings all the necessary and guaranteed methods together. Development of a lightweight demonstrator RESTful web service that wraps all the proposed DSDL methods in one validator platform is also discussed and foreshadowed. 

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