Well unfortunately I dont think you have too many options then. There is no dynamic re-creation of the FileMaker interface via PHP. An option would be IWP ( Instant Web Publishing ) but for a served version you would need Server Advanced.
OK, thanks for your response. Just to confirm that I understand you:
-The IWP feature of Server Advanced would do what I'm looking to do, but
-There is no other way to dynamically re-create a FileMaker interface as PHP (Follow-up question: what about converting it into other browser-friendly formats? Or are you just specifying PHP because I did, and your comment actually applies to any conversion of the Filemaker interface?)
FileMaker offers the option of Custom Web Publishing and Instatnt Web Publishing. With Instant Web Publishing, it will try to render your layouts in manner to where it tried to recreate what you have when using the client. Its not perfect and there are some limitations but its closer to what you are looking for IMO.
Then there is Custom Web Publishing which affords the user to user XML, XSLT, or PHP. The front end will still have to be custom built.
I realize that this is an older forum posting, but for anyone else reading this post I can provide some updated info.
It is possible to read FileMaker Pro layouts, and create dynamic PHP web pages from the metadata within the layout XML (fields, calendar picker, text labels, vector graphics objects, portals, checkboxes, radio buttons, charts, tab controls) as well as the metadata within the rest of the database (tables, fields, TOs, relationships, value lists, scripts).
Here is link with more info: