How do you use nested XML in InDesign such as DocBook upon import?
<blockquote> <para>Some text here</para> <para>More text here</para> </blockquote>
<para>Some text here</para>
<para>More text here</para>
I know InDesign has the map tags to styles function... how could this sort of nesting be interpretted as styles though?
Would you map the blockquote element as [Not Mapped]... or as a character style? or what?
<para> Can't be a paragraph style since it is also used as the body text.
Would something like this have to be scripted to import correctly?
There is not a good way to express concepts like <blockquote/> in InDesign's XML import.
I don't see anything here that is "nesting," though. Perhaps if you gave us the context?
If you have your other <para/>s in some other tag instead of <blockquote/> then they could all be paragraph styles. But if you have <para/>s at varying tree levels, you are really stuck. Transofrm it into some other kind of XML, or use scripting.
So, try giving us a lot more (5 times as much?) context and a clear explanation of what you want to do, but I think this is probably not a good approach.