Hi Scott, Confidence is gained from experience. I have confidence in MSXML because I have used it successfully in dozens of my scripts. I have not heard a single complaint from any of my clients that have it installed. If you discount software just because it is from Microsoft, you will miss out on some good, time-saving, production tools. Any big software company is going to have some junk (Apple and Adobe included), but I don't like to "throw out the baby with the bath water," as they say.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > You have more confidence in Microsoft than I do then. > > Scott > > At 10:16 AM -0400 9/4/08, martin.smith at golehtek.com wrote: >>Hi all, >> >>Rick isn't talking about using the Word XML document format in this >>case. He is talking about using the MSXML Active X control that is >>built into windows. >> >>FrameScript can pass instructions to this control, which opens up the >>ability to generate custom XML directly from FrameMaker, as well as to >>perform operations using XPath and XQuery. You can also use the >>control to reconstruct FrameMaker documents from XML. >> >>I personally use the MSXML control to produce XML-based embedded help >>systems for database-driven, web-based applications. FrameScript >>enables me to encode select elements of a structured document in XML, >>perform XSL transforms, and push the XML directly into an Oracle >>database. >> >>Best regards, >> >>Martin >> >>Martin R. Smith >>www.golehtek.com >> > _______________________________________________