On Friday 28 January 2011 06:43, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
... driving me nuts ...
on the German project we had the discussion about using Translation Tabs
Problems we encountered:
- if using Translation Tab, you get a translated page inside of the
- if including this translated page (as SubsiteVirtualPage) into your
national domain, you have 2 instances of the same page. Relative links
do not work anymore from the included page. So you have to always use
absolute links in such pages, which brings the problem that they are
not updated automatically by the CMS.
- the original page tree navigation entries might follow a different
logic than your national, but you cannot change navi entries in the
translated page (only in the included). So you end up with two
different Navigation structures in both instances.
As the latter was a usability NOGO, we ended up in setting up all pages
in our own national space. Thereby we lose the translation hints on
every single page.
As translated pages and national pages have a n:m relation, the only
possibility (I don't know if this can be implemented) I see is to
set up translation pages as Redirects to corresponding national pages
and vice versa, but there seems to be no support for this in the CMS, so
doing all this manually is not manageable.
So we ended up with a completely national page tree. A prominent link to
translations might be a good idea, though (in www there is a 1st level
navi entry pointing to "International Sites").
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