how to split an .xml file
Thread poster: xxxBrandis
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Sep 24, 2006

Hi there,

I have multiple very large .xml files, the outsourcer came back with a very short notice and time frame and now I am facing troubles distributing the work. I appreciate all help from british natives. Best Brandis


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Vito Smolej
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I would send them all the same (100%) file Sep 24, 2006

... and make a list:

Alice 0 to 100
Bob 1001 - 2000
Carol 2001 ....

if the XML grammar is irrelevant (ioW you do not need some DTD to translate), you can just cut the cake up I assume.

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xxxBrandis
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There should be some tool available Sep 24, 2006

HI!
to split .xml files, now I am really worried, time is moving and I have to split the work. I shall appreciate all help Best Brandis


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Stefan de Boeck  Identity Verified
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to split or not to split Sep 25, 2006


to split .xml files, now I am really worried


You could: use Notepad to open your XML file. Take care not to lose the file's opening and closing tags (cp html body /body /html). Delete anything inbetween.

Still: when you've had a look at your file in Notepad, esp a very big one, you may choose to leave it untouched and divide the work (not the file) differently.

You could: use the TradosTagViewer to Preview the source; this generates an html page. It will be badly, if at all, laid out; still you could copy (select all) the thing into msWord. At the very least this will paginate the xml file, which provides you with an idea of how to split up the xml into outsourceable portions. (Subcontractors will need to use the Find function in TE to locate the beginning, and the end, of their jobs.)

By all means don't forget to include the DTD (or INI) file in your handout.


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Send the ENTIRE file to each translator Sep 29, 2006

You should definitely do as Vito suggested.

Assign a portion within the file for each translator, and appoint to one person to clean all the work into a joint TM. After that, this person should take the original file and translate everything to fuzzy.

That was, the cleaner will catch any inconsistencies where the same segment has been translated in different ways.

A little bit more time consuming, but less things that can go wrong, rather than chopping up the XML physically.


Best,

Jan


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Vito Smolej
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Also, Brandis... Oct 3, 2006

How did it turn out eventually?

Just curious yours

Vito


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xxxBrandis
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Well well...noting really much Oct 4, 2006

Vitomir (Vito) Smolej wrote:

How did it turn out eventually?

Just curious yours

Vito
I gave the project to a group of traslators in Washington D.C and after checking the file for 3 days, they returned the file. Now again I have checked one tool that seems to give the solution it is xml splitter 1.0 an entry edition but the access is made difficult. There is another called xml spy. I am trying out this now and upon seeing satisfactory results, I shall report. Best Brandis


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xxxBrandis
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I still could not solve this problem Oct 10, 2006

HI ! there are surely a lot of large .xml files going to be and there is no real working solution to split these files effectively. The two software issues I have consulted, were no good, a lot of boast. Best Brandis

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Vito Smolej
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"I gave the project to a group of traslators in Washington D.C " Oct 17, 2006

Could it be it's the #426474 saga?

http://www.proz.com/post/426474

Re Xml Spy - it's yet another editor. Neither can one blame Word for the size of the doc file, nor XmlSpy for the size of an XML file. And, as far as I know both xmlspy and word allow you to cut up the cake. But it's your cake....

On a private(r) note, your Google Earth position puts you in the neighbourhood of Zadar. Smart, very smart...

Regards

Vito

[Edited at 2006-10-17 14:59]


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xxxBrandis
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that is very right Vito Oct 19, 2006

Vitomir (Vito) Smolej wrote:

Could it be it's the #426474 saga?

http://www.proz.com/post/426474

Re Xml Spy - it's yet another editor. Neither can one blame Word for the size of the doc file, nor XmlSpy for the size of an XML file. And, as far as I know both xmlspy and word allow you to cut up the cake. But it's your cake....

On a private(r) note, your Google Earth position puts you in the neighbourhood of Zadar. Smart, very smart...

Regards

Vito

[Edited at 2006-10-17 14:59]
What is the neighbourhood of Zadar, did you mean er.... Zagreb. I found another solution to this problem of spiltting, just use DreamWeaver to create multiple files, it may take 1-2 hours time but the good work is done perfectly. Regular file splitters do not give the best result. Best Brandis


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xxxBrandis
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heartsome tools is one free solution Oct 25, 2006

it went like cheese, but I did not get the idea at that moment and many of us did not either. In HS one could treat .xml like a text cut and repatch all those tags go along. I just wanted to share this, because I lost this project. Best Brandis

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