> --- "Lynne A. Price" <lprice at txstruct.com> wrote:
> >    If you are moving XML documents into FrameMaker, or structured 
> > FrameMaker documents to XML, you almost always need a DTD.
> ==============================================
> Based on the "newbie's" description of what he's trying to 
> do, I concluded that he's querying a database, and the query 
> result is output as tagged XML. In other words, this is a 
> database publishing application in which the query itself 
> defines the schema, and the database management system itself 
> inserts the proper XML tags in the delivered query output. 
> Hence, if that is the actual case, there is no need for a 
> separate DTD. Aa EDD would suffice. There isn't even a need 
> for a top-level element to be included as the first element 
> in the query output.
> Instead, the EDD defines the top-level element, and after the 
> data is imported into Frame, all of the resulting content is 
> wrapped in the EDD-defined top-level element. 
> Dan Emory & Associates
> FrameMaker/FrameMaker+SGML Document Design & Database 
> Publishing <danemory7224 at sbcglobal.net> 
> _______________________________________________

Regardless, some of us other newbies and newbie-wanna-bes found great
value in Lynne's example AND in the ensuing discussions. This is the
kind of information that's not all that explicitly covered in any
documentation I've found online (or in FrameMaker online help, sadly).
That being said, I admit that this is not a full-time endeavor for me,
and I haven't exactly been doing an exhaustive search. So it may be out
there and I just haven't stumbled across it yet.

Thanks to all of you Structured FM/XML/SGML vets out there who are
paving the way for some of us! Between this thread, Bernard Aschwanden's
DITA-lite examples and presentations, and Scriptorium Pulbishing's white
papers and samples, I'm really learning a LOT.


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