XML is the predominant mark-up language for data- and document-centric applications.
XML is Used across all industry sectors from Financial to Utilities, for a variety of applications requiring data interchange including online datastreams and online mortgage applications.
The Comprehensive Introduction to XML Training Course provides an intensive hands-on introduction to developing real world XML based systems in a distributed environment.
We will introduce you to the latest theoretical and practical issues surrounding the implementation of XML-based systems (content vs. layout) and interfaces to languages such as Java.
Available as a public or closed course at our London training centre, or can be tailored to your team's requirements and delivered onsite as a bespoke, customised training course.
This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What You Will Learn
Attending the XML training course will enable delegates to:
1. Design and create an XML file.
2. Create a DTD and use it to validate XML files.
3. Separate content from style and apply CSS stylesheets.
4. Use XSL to transform XML documents and create different types of output.
6. Find XML tools, resources and examples on the Web.
Hands On Exercises
1. Using an XML editor to create files.
2. Creating and displaying graphical information.
3. Turning your old HTML into fresh XHTML.
4. Adding colour to XML with CSS stylesheet files.
5. Searching an inventory using XPath queries.
6. Managing a list of contact informatIon.
7. Producing PDF files from XML.
XML Training Course UK Outline
Introduction to XML
What is XML?
XML document tags
Rules for naming XML terms
The XML document - elements, the hierarchical element structure
The XML document attributes - elements vs. attributes, entities, text
A well formed XML document
XML in the Enterprise
XML over the web
XML architecture and design
Some XML applications (XHTML, SVG)
Validating XML documents - I
DTD - Document Type Definition
Using a DTD, a sample DTD
Definition of elements, attributes, entities
Validating XML documents - II
Schema Grammar and vocabulary
Elements, schema, datatype, attribute type, group, description
Referring to a schema in an XML file
Converting DTD to schemas
Using namespace and open model
Styling and displaying XML
CSS Cascading Style Sheets
The History of CSS
Selector by attribute (class, id)
Styles (units, colours, display/background, text, font, border, margin)
Styles (padding, classification, positioning)
Styling and transforming XML
XSL eXtensible Style Language
XSLT and FO
XSL style sheets
Matching elements by location Xpath
Matching attributes and ids
Testing for existence
Processing XSL and program flow
XSL number and string functions
Sample style sheets
Examples using formatting objects
Variables, white space
Importing style sheets
DOM Document Object Model
The XML DOM
A document tree
Accessing the DOM
The DOM Interfaces
Data types returned by DOM Methods
Node interface, types, attributes, methods
The Character Data Interface
The element interface
SAX Simple APIs for XML
SAX - how it works
How to parse an XML document
Element, text callbacks
DOM versus SAX
SAX parser considerations