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12 WebMaker Language (WML)

For WebMaker to map an unstructured sequence of paragraph formats into the hierarchical and recursively structured HTML environment, some extra information is necessary. The rules for mapping a FrameMaker document into HTML are specified in the WebMaker Language, WML.

WML is intended to be easy to read and write while still providing full flexibility to map onto any legal HTML construct. HTML elements are referred to logically and never by raw HTML. WML provides a set of predefined functions, and supports the ability to define variables to facilitate the configuration.

Warning: Full checking of the HTML output for a given configuration is not implemented. It is possible to configure WebMaker to produce incorrect HTML.

Before reading the reference information in this chapter, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapter 9, "Overview of WML Files".