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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 24. Sharing Data with XML

In this chapter

About XML and Web Services

FileMaker and XML

Transforming XML

XML Import: Understanding Web Services

Working with Web Services

Troubleshooting

FileMaker Extra: Write Your Own Web Services

About XML and Web Services

XML (which stands for Extensible Markup Language) is a language that describes data in a semantic way. HTML, the standard language of the Web, mixes data and formatting together. XHTML, the successor to HTML, normally contains only data; formatting instructions are in companion stylesheets.

XML provides a way to structure data in a hierarchical manner. It can be displayed using external stylesheets of one sort or another; it also can be read by XML-savvy applications without the need ...

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