importing XML to FrameMaker

Subject: importing XML to FrameMaker
From: Brooks Morgan <bmorgan888 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:30:02 -0700 (PDT)


I've been a lurker here for several months...this is
my first post. I'm a short-term lurker and first-time
poster. Here goes:

Can anyone recommend an automated method that will
perform the following:

1. Import specific attributes from XML files to
2. Dynamically build tables in FrameMaker for the
imported content.
3. Place the imported attributes into individual rows
in the FrameMaker tables.

I've been asked to document the individual messages in
a software messaging system. Message description
content, currently stored as attributes in XML files
that are maintained by SW development, needs to be
imported into FrameMaker and placed into tables. One
table for each message.

Because the messaging system contains hundreds of
messages, I'm looking for an automated solution to
import the attributes from the XML files and build
FrameMaker tables as 'homes' for the imported content.
Can FrameScript handle this? Is FrameScript my only

I'm still learning XML and FrameScript, so any help is


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