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Method for performing efficient Translation Verification Testing (TVT)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038776D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to efficiently and accurately translate a web application into languages other than English. This is accomplished by creating a machine that simulates a web application and displays identical web contents in English and in another language.

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Method for performing efficient Translation Verification Testing (TVT)

When translating a web application into another language, all variables and pages need to be triggered in order to ensure that all of the information in an application is translated. This is accomplished by creating different predetermined sets of variable files. Various commands are used to start the web application and pass these different variables to the application. When the user selects a particular page, the web application refreshes with the values indicated in the variable files. The web application is able to support transactions from multiple instances of a web browser. This allows the user to view the contents of the web application on English on one screen as well as view the same contents on another screen in a different language. The user is then able to verify that the words are translated correctly and is able to repeat the process until all information needed for translation has been exposed.

This method eliminates the need for a fully functional web application and allows all information to be translated independently of the application. For example, a web application could display the state of a Tape Library. In order to display this state, the web application must communicate with the Tape Library in order to determine its current state. The Tape Library would pass this information in the form of a variable which the web application would display. Instead, a command file s...