Filemaker Pro 6 Developer's Guide to XML/XSL by Beverly Voth

By Beverly Voth

FileMaker professional 6 Developer's advisor to XML/XSL, appropriate for either notebook and Macintosh clients, is designed to aid the FileMaker seasoned developer comprehend what XML is and the way to create XML records for the aim of facilitating facts alternate. In FileMaker seasoned 6, XML-formatted textual content should be imported into databases, XML files, HTML records, and textual content documents by utilizing XSL stylesheets. XML is additionally used to post net databases with FileMaker professional. Examples and workouts during the publication offer hands-on event on a number of issues together with record kind Definitions (DTDs), XPath functionality similarities, and uploading and exporting XML.Learn concerning the fundamentals of XML, together with some great benefits of utilizing XML and the way to create XML records. the right way to import and export XML utilizing FileMaker professional 6. know how record variety Definitions (DTDs) relate to XML. learn the way FileMaker seasoned internet publishes XML and the way to layout your databases for max net publishing. discover stylesheet transformation of XML with XSL and the way browsers deal with XSL.

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The error dialogs may give you a clue to what is wrong when you import XML. Export a small set of records from any database that you may be using for XML import. Select FMPXMLRESULT and study the structure of the saved XML document. Chapter 4 has more detail about this XML document structure. For many XML documents the structure rules are called Document Type Definitions. Chapter 3 discusses general DTD terms. Here are a few warnings about importing XML into specific field types in FileMaker Pro: Repeating fields do not import correctly into FileMaker Pro 6 at this time.

2 shows these characters and how they are encoded. Other characters may be converted in other exports, such as returns and tabs within fields. The return-in-field character gets converted to a vertical tab with other text exports from FileMaker Pro. When you use XML export, these white space characters in a field are not converted but may be invisible until viewed in a text editor. 1. 2: Encoded ASCII Characters ASCII Character Encoding 34 " " 38 & & 39 ' ' 60 < < 62 > > You should be aware of character conversion and encoding when you export XML, import XML, or use XML for web publishing with FileMaker Pro.

As the first character in an XPath statement, selects the root or parent of the document. A quick way to navigate back to the root is to use the "/" shortcut. Navigating the XML document starts at this root point. If you happen to end up at vendor/company, for example, and wish to navigate to customer/lastname, you can quickly get back to the root of the document with /customer/lastname because customer is a child of the root element. // Selects all elements that match the criteria within and including the current node.

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