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Old July 30th, 2015, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Edit XML files

Originally Posted by scotts View Post
Sorry about that Dan, next time I will include the attachments in the beginning.
Thanks. Like I said, it's usually worth a thousand words.
Originally Posted by scotts View Post
My end goal is to create some Template XMLs, but wanted to glean information from some of the XMLs from previous jobs.
Okay, but now I'm confused again, because you say you're trying to create XML Template rules, but you're using an HTML Form Definition file. While the files for the XML Template rules and the HTML Form Definition are similar, they're not the same, and they're not interchangeable.
  • The XML Template rules are for rules inside a FusionPro job, which allow the end user to do things like select from a list of fields or fonts at template design time (and they have JavaScript code in them to do something based on the selected fields.)
  • The HTML Form Definition is for a web form which lets the user enter data or upload graphics with specific constraints to build the data for a composition (where the client-side JavaScript for validation comes from a separate file.)
Anyway, if you want to create an XML Template rule, then you should start with an XML Template rule file, not with an HTML Form Definition file.

Or, if you're trying to create HTML Form Definitions, then that doesn't really make sense either, because different jobs are going to have different fields that need data entered. It's better to just create the HTML Form Definition using the Web DataCollect dialog for each job.

Maybe if you can give me a more specific example of what you're actually trying to accomplish, I can offer a more specific suggestion.
Originally Posted by scotts View Post
Since I found a bug, is all forgiven?
There's nothing to forgive. I'm sorry you ran into this bug, and I appreciate you finding it.
Originally Posted by scotts View Post
And thank you very much for the work around. That will be very helpful in the future.
Sure. Though, like I said, I think you're using the wrong file for what you're trying to do.
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