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Transforming XML

By itself, the capability to turn FileMaker data into XML is not terribly useful. The reason is that FileMaker emits the XML in one of its specialized grammars. Even though other applications can read the file containing the exported data, they may not be able to make much sense of the FMPDSORESULT or FMPXMLRESULT grammars. In fact, this is a general issue with XML-aware applications: They all work with different formats and structures of XML.

Let's say there exists a tool (call it WidgetPro) that can read information about widgets from an XML file, so long as the XML file looks like what's shown in Listing 22.4.


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