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Su-Laine Yeo

Reply to: How Do Translation Editors Work With My Finished Deliverable?

That is correct. When you translate an XML document, you should translate only the contents of elements and leave all tags and attributes as they were in the original language. If you do this, conditional text markup and references in the target language will be an exact duplicate of the conditional text markup and references in the original language.

The exception to this rule is that you might have to translate the values of certain attributes which are used to store human-readable content, particularly the “navtitle” attribute in DITA maps.

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