HTML Documents

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the lingua franca of the Internet. It is a markup language for creating documents in the World Wide Web.


Markup languages serve the description and structuring of text contents. Besides the actual text, ML documents contain additional information in the form of tags. These tags assign certain structural or form-related properties to the text elements, e.g. the property that a text element is a heading.

Translating HTML Documents

When checking in an HTML document, Across separates the HTML tags from the text to be translated as far as possible. Thus, you can basically translate HTML documents in crossDesk in the same way as documents of other formats.

However, a special aspect of the translation of HTML documents involves the so-called inline tags. These are tags that occur within the text, e.g. icn_cDesk_xml_tag-inline.

When translating HTML documents, always be sure to insert the inline tags from the source text in the translation.

By using document settings templates, you can determine how HTML documents are to be processed during check-in and subsequently displayed in crossDesk. You can configure the settings under Tools > System Settings > Document Settings > Tagged HTML.