How does Clip Manager extract information from FileMaker ?

Ever since the arrival of FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, it became possible to copy scripts, script steps, tables and fields, as well as layout objects. When copied, the information about these items is stored in an XML format. However, FileMaker does not provide a way to make this XML code available as editable text, but instead stores it in clipboard "flavors" that are not directly recognizable by applications outside of FileMaker.
Clipboard Manager is able to analyze and translate these flavors back and forth, making them available as editable UTF-8 text, and translates this XML text back to the clipboard chunks FileMaker recognizes as its internal clipboard.