No attempt is made to assist you in creating databases with FileMaker Pro, but your thoughts will be guided toward designing databases for optimal data exchange with XML. All efforts will be made to explain these design considerations and to help you use XML within your current files. There are excellent resources for working with FileMaker Pro that are beyond the scope of this book. The FileMaker, Inc. web site has example files, a special XML section at http://www.filemaker.com/xml/, and a list of books.
All XML and XSL definitions are taken from the standards and recommendations presented by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), http://www.w3.org/. Rather than repeating these documents, you will find simplified examples intended to help you understand how you can use the standards with a minimum of effort. Consult those abstracts and specifications on the W3C web site for the latest changes.