The adobe indesign scripting documentation introduces pretty well this.
The InDesign scripting manuals are helpful. I wish they'd have a bit more examples illustrating why the code works a certain way, so I know better how to adapt it. In particular, the XML section (in which is what I'm mostly interested) describes the elements, but doesn't illustrate code with an actual XML file so you can what happens. Thanks for your help.
Understood. Basically you want to import a XML File with
app.activeDocument.importXML ( File ( "/c/dummy.xml" ) );
Once loaded, you get a fullfilled xml structure hosting several xmlElements. That's where you can use the documentation samples.
You can do so many things with xml elements that I guess it would be a challenge to cover them all here or in a exhaustive documentation.
Thanks again for your assistance. I've gotten MOST of my questions answered by the manual and lots of trial and error.