hi Mike thnx for ur help. Did u try rendering XML without R/W rules? what resources did you use to learn to write R/W rule. As of now i just have access to the online manuals shipped along with frame.
Also, which book do you think is good to learn XSLT? Please guide me on this front. Thanx Surbhi On 6/7/06, Mike Feimster <mike.feimster at acstechnologies.com> wrote: > > Surbhi, > > I would try it without creating R/W rules and see how it turns out. Your > basic elements and attributes should be fine, but some of your objects > (graphics, etc.) may require them. The R/W rules section in the Structured > Applications developers guide explains the default behavior of elements, > attributes, graphics, etc. If that doesn't meet your needs, you might need > R/W rules. (In some cases, even r/w rules won't work and you'll need to use > XSLT or a custom FDK client. The last requires C programming. > > XML is plain text. It's like HTML with custom tags. Browsers know what to > do with HTML tags, but they don't know what to do with your custom tags. To > get bulleted lists, or other formatting, you'll probably need to use XSLT to > transform the XML into HTML/XHTML, It might be possible to do it with CSS, > depending upon the browser, and the complexity of your XML. > > For XML within FrameMaker, you can map your structured Frame elements to > paragraph and character styles in a FM template. Let's say each item in a > bulleted list is wrapped in a 'List' element. In your EDD, you would map the > 'List' element to the 'ListBullet' paragraph style. > > Copying the list so others can reply as well. > > Mike > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Surbhi Singhal [mailto:surbhee at gmail.com] > *Sent:* Wednesday, June 07, 2006 12:17 PM > *To:* Mike Feimster > *Subject:* Re: structured doc ---> xml > > > > yes. i myself made my EDD. So i wil generate the DTD from the EDD itself. > does that mean i can get away with Read/Write rules?? > > regarding formatting part, i am talking about the formatting info once the > fm doc gets converted to XML. I used lists in my edd and when i convert them > to XML, they are rendered as plain text. I need help on this part. I have > both FM 7.1 and FM 7.2 available at work. > > Please help. > > Regards > Surbhi > > > On 6/7/06, Mike Feimster <mike.feimster at acstechnologies.com> wrote: > > > > <snip> > > i want to convert my structured document to xml. I have with me > > 1) EDD > > 2) sample document > > > > are read/write rules necessary?? > > </snip> > > > > Maybe. Depends on how closely you're EDD and DTD match. If you generate > > your > > DTD from your EDD, you might be able to get away with the default R/W > > rules. > > If your DTD is different from your EDD, you will almost definitely need > > R/W > > rules (Although, with FM 7.2, you might be able to use the built-in XSL > > processor instead). > > > > <snip> > > Do i need XSLT for the formatting part? if yes, can anyone suggest some > > > > links for the same. > > </snip> > > > > Depends. Generally people use XSLT to format the XML, but you can also > > use > > cascading style sheets. Depends what browser you are using (assuming > > this is > > for display on the Web) and if you only want to format the text. If you > > want > > to "transform" the text to html or something else, you will most likely > > want > > to use XSLT, although I suppose you could use Perl, or something like > > that. > > > > If you are talking about formatting within FrameMaker itself, then your > > EDD > > and possibly a FM template would contain the formatting information. > > > > www.w3schools.com is a good site to help you get started with XSLT. > > > > http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/index.html has some great information, but > > it > > helps to know a little XSL before jumping in. > > > > Several list members also offer XSL training. Personally, I bought a > > book > > and worked my way through it. > > > > Mike > > > > > > > > >