EXSLT extensions in FileMaker

FileMaker Pro uses Xalan (Xalan-C) as its built-in processor for XML imports and exports. That means you can use some EXSLT extensions in your import/export XSLT stylesheets. I find the nodeset-function particularly useful.

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  1. The time is right, lots more people are posting in blogs and stuff. I have started one on Agile Development in FileMaker, Lasso etc at http://blog.umbrellacollective.com . I’ve also just finished working on a FileMaker file that talks to BaseCamp over the BaseCamp API. I will probably release this at FM DevCON this next week in Phoenix.

    -Brian

  2. >> FileMaker Pro uses Xalan (Xalan-C) as its built-in processor for XML imports and exports. That means you can use some EXSLT extensions in your import/export XSLT stylesheets.

    No, you can’t. Not in FileMaker Pro. Only FileMaker Server has been upgraded to Xalan version 2.7.0 to support EXSLT functionality. Even FileMaker Pro 9 does not recognize EXSLT.

  3. @nit: I am most certain to have used the nodeset function before… as early as in FileMaker Pro 6. I’ll double-check both older and newer versions and then I’ll post an example.

  4. I am interested in a Filemaker Basecamp solution. Please contact me with more information.

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