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XML Fundamentals

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Duration: 1 Days*

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  • XML training provided by the Largest Training Company globally
  • Develop your skills and knowledge with XML Fundamentals
  • Learn fundamentals necessary to use XML on the Web, or in Data Processing Applications

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XML is a metalanguage which allows users to define their own customised markup languages, especially in order to display documents on the Internet.


Individuals will learn the fundamentals necessary to use XML on the Web, or in Data Processing Applications.


Essentials of Data Interoperability using XML, write well-formed XML documents, enforce document validity, using XSLT and stylesheets to transform XML documents, introduction to XML programming APIs in languages such as Java and Perl are all included in this course.

The following topics will be taught during this course:


Getting Started with XML

  • Data and Document Structure

  • XML

  • Well-Formed XML

  • Valid vs. Well-Formed XML

  • Enforcing Valid Documents: DTDs

  • Presentation Style

  • XSL and XSLT

  • Using XML


XML Syntax

  • XML Fundamentals

  • Tag Attributes

  • Naming Rules

  • Empty and Non-Empty Elements

  • Nesting and Hierarchy of Tags

  • Processing Instructions and the XML Declaration

  • Other XML Constructs

  • Entity and Character References


Writing DTDs

  • XML DTDs


  • Element Conditions and Quantifiers

  • Attributes

  • Attribute Default

  • Parsed General Entities

  • Parsed Parameterized Entities



  • Why Namespaces?

  • Namespace Prefixes and Declaration

  • Multiple Namespace Declarations

  • Declaring Namespaces in the Root Element

  • Default Namespaces

  • DTDs and Namespaces


Basic XML Schemas

  • Schema Overview

  • A Minimal Schema

  • Associating Unqualified XML with a Schema

  • Simple and Built-in Types

  • Complex Types

  • Element Declarations

  • Attribute Declarations

  • Choices

  • Named Types and Anonymous Types


Transforming XML using XSLT

  • Transformations

  • Templates

  • XPath: Selecting a Node

  • XPath: Navigating the Tree

  • Extracting Element Values

  • Choosing Specific Cases

  • Multiple Element Transformation

  • Sorting Elements


XML in Applications

  • Reasons and Places for Using XML

  • DOM Parsers

  • SAX Parsers

  • Web Services


Appendix A Namespaces and XML Schema

  • Associating Qualified XML with a Schema


Appendix B Presenting XML for the Web - CSS

  • Stylesheet Languages

  • Formatting with Rules

  • Defining Elements as Blocks

  • Colours and Fonts

  • Page Layout with CSS

  • Lists



It has been recommended that Individuals should understand Internet basics and Level 1 HTML skills before taking this course.


Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who need an introduction to XML

  • Application Developers

  • Web Developers

  • XML Document Authors

  • Webmasters

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
The course begins at 9am and finishes around 5pm.
Yes. This course is classroom based instructor led
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Certificate, Experienced Instructor and Refreshments
Individuals who need an introduction to XML, Application Developers, Web Developers, XML Document Authors and Webmasters are recommended to attend.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts

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