But there is an easier way (some might say “cheesier” way). If you know that xml describes data, and an article or book chapter is just “loosely-structured data”, you can use that knowledge for a low-tech solution.
I’ve been working on a way to export XML from OpenOffice.org that’s compatible with an InDesign workflow. You can download my initial solution from the Box.net widget. This is basically a transform that allows you to save a flat XML document. It works only if you have correctly styled all of your content using paragraph […]