4 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2010 5:25 PM by Nancy OShea

    Importing XML

    cucausey

      I've taken over a website produced entirely in XML.  I don't do XML.  Can I convert this to HTML and see my pages in design mode?

        • 1. Re: Importing XML
          Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          NO.  XML is not a replacement for X/HTML.  They serve entirely different purposes.

          http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp

           

          Sounds to me like the site you've acquired is dynamic.  You may want to hand this over to someone else.

           

          Nancy O.
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          • 2. Re: Importing XML
            cucausey Level 1

            I finally realized the entire site has been built as one flash file.  Whole new pro

            blem.  Thanks for your fast response.


            • 3. Re: Importing XML
              cucausey Level 1

              Hi, I've been thinking about what you said about handing it over to someone else.  That assumes I'm incapable of learning anything new and my experience is that I run across new things  (to me or in general) all the time. I tackle them one at a time and work at it until I've mastered it (even if that means getting someone to help me.) So I think I'll be keeping this one. Furthermore, since I have worked in Adobe's Creative Suite for years, I think I'll be checking with them to see if yours was the most accurate response.

               

              Thanks so much.

               

              Cindy Causey

              Creative Director

              214-349-2349

              www.DallasDigitalStudios.com

              • 4. Re: Importing XML
                Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                I've been thinking about what you said about handing it over to someone else.  That assumes I'm incapable of learning anything new ...

                 

                No it doesn't.  Cindy, I don't know you or what your skill-set is.  All I know is what you tell me.  And you said,

                 

                "I don't do XML."

                 

                I take this to mean you don't "do XML."   And there is nothing wrong with that.

                 

                I don't do ASP, ASP.net or ActionScript coding.  When faced with projects that require those particular coding languages, I prefer to pass them along to people who regularly work in those environments.  It's better for the client and it's better for me.

                 

                "Can I convert this to HTML and see my pages in design mode?"

                 

                This tells me a couple of things:

                     1) you don't know what an XML file does and

                     2) you are more comfortable working in Design View than code view.

                 

                XML is not a Design View file type. If you had said, "I don't know much about XML, where can I learn more about it?"  I would have given you some more links to follow.  But you didn't, so I didn't.

                 

                I run across new things...   all the time. I tackle them one at a time and work at it until I've mastered it (even if that means getting someone to help me.)

                 

                That's good.  I think it's fair to say that most of us stay current by doing the exact same things.  If you have the luxery of time to learn everything while you earn, go for it.  

                 

                Furthermore, since I have worked in Adobe's Creative Suite for years, I think I'll be checking with them to see if yours was the most accurate response.

                 

                ok, whatever....

                 

                Best of luck to you,

                 

                Nancy O.

                Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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