And on a completely different note, we’re now en route to Localization World in Dublin. If any readers are also attending, hopefully, we’ll meet up!
There were a number of technical enhancements to Easyling this month, most important of which is the enhanced ability to parse non-standard HTML, now to a greater degree than ever, without the opening <html> tag. This means that we now accept a wider variety of editor-generated pages, including ones that do not follow the HTML standard to the letter.
Finally, our last upgrade to the crawler was the power to alter the @import statements in CSS files. If you have several CSS files governing the appearance of your site, cross-referencing each other, you may run into problems where your site tries to import the original CSS, and fails due to same-origin policies or other restrictions. This can now be avoided by the proxy mapping the URLs in @import statements onto itself, so the import always succeeds.
Apart from the high-tech enhancements, several usability-oriented enhancements were made.
Firstly, we are now implementing the ability to upload and use custom segmentation rules. Upon project creation, you are given the option to upload your own .srx file, containing the segmentation rules you yourself have formulated, and these will be used to segment your project content into sentences. Do note, however, that this can only be added when the project is created, and is under the Advanced Options menu.
Second, we have created an indicator that displays the reasons for terminating a discovery or content extraction scan, if it ends prematurely. If you run out of quota, or if the process reaches your preset limit, you will be given a notification on the UI stating the reason. Also, the notification email you receive will include one more condition, that of “reaching the end” – the entire site has been processed, and there is nowhere left to go (that Easyling can know of).
Lastly, the publishing interface has been given a radical facelift: since Google now allows domain mapping by the simple insertion of CNAME records, without having to register a Google Apps account, we went ahead, and took advantage of this, re-writing the entire interface. Now you don’t have to register an Apps account to publish your site, simply fill out the form (or confirm the pre-inserted values), and hit the Verify button. You’ll be given three CNAME values, which you need to insert into your DNS records, and your site will go live within 24 hours, maybe even sooner, depending on the speed of the propagation.Dedicated demo for You Tweet