Hello Framers, I have long used FrameScript and MSXML to import XML into unstructured FrameMaker files. MSXML is great because it uses standard XML technologies such as XPath and XSLT to access and manipulate XML files. FrameScript can "drive" MSXML using its EActiveXObject object.
There have been several instances where I wanted to import HTML files into FrameMaker, but it wasn't possible with MSXML because it requires well-formed XML. In some cases, it wasn't feasible or practical to convert the HTML to well-formed XML. During a recent project, I discovered a simple workaround to the HTML problem. I used regular expressions to extract the necessary section from the HTML document and convert it to a well-formed XML document. Then I used my usual MSXML process to import the data into FrameMaker. I have outlined the process in a small case study. You can see the PDF here http://www.frameexpert.com/demos/htmltoframe.pdf If you have any need for HTML to FrameMaker conversions, please let me know. We can explore if it is feasible using FrameScript and MSXML. If your data is non-proprietary and you would like to participate in a more detailed case study, please let me know. Thanks. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com