Re: Converting from Framemaker to XML
From what I read about it, the Framemaker XML is pretty well documented (http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/pdfs/faq_xml.pdf for a start). You seem to look for simplicity and automation. It is far from simple to convert legacy code to XML, and it's hardly expected that the resulting XML will be as good as the XML from Framemaker XML. Framemaker itself can be automated. If you have *.fm files and you need them converted, try to use Framemaker in a batch environment for converting them to XML.
If you opt for simplicity you should stay far from trial-and-error tools that may do some kind of fm-to-xml conversion. Instead, use the XML that is well-documented. I doubt if anyone around has tried to re-engineer the conversion provided already by Adobe, but if anybody did, I'd still go for stability and well-documented / supported tooling, i.e., Adobe Framemaker XML by Framemaker.
Did you notice that you can let Framemaker do the XSLT transformation on import/export?
Cheers, -- Abel Braaksma
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