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XML Essentials | Introduction to XML

  • Tuition USD $1,495 GSA  $1,446.35
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4119 Ratings
  • Course Code TT4300
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course is an intensive, hands-on treatment of XML, XPath, and XSLT. The course is a balanced mixture of theory and practical labs designed to take students from a quick review of the basic fundamentals of XML through to the related advanced technologies. The students walk through the different standards in a structured manner to enable them to master the concepts and ideas, which are reinforced in the lab exercises. The course starts with a quick review of the fundamentals of XML before covering XML Schema in detail. It then moves on to the XPath and XSLT covering advanced topics in both. Finally, XML and Web Services security mechanisms and issues are addressed.

Skills Gained

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a standard that is enabling a revolution in web applications and business to business interactions. XML is the basis for Wireless Markup Language (WML), Voice Markup Language (VoiceML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services, and numerous industry initiatives such as ACORD (insurance), PXML (proposal/RFP) and OTA (travel). This course is an intensive, hands-on introduction to XML, XPath, and XSLT. The course is a balanced mixture of theory and practical labs designed to take students from the basic fundamentals of XML through to the related advanced technologies. The students walk through the different standards in a structured manner to enable them to master the concepts and ideas, which are reinforced in the lab exercises. The course starts with the fundamentals of XML, including coverage of DTDs and XML Schema. It then moves on to the XPath and XSLT standards, and how to use them to transform XML documents into other documents such as HTML documents or other XML documents.

  • Write well-formed XML documents
  • Model business requirements using XML
  • Handle XML reserved characters
  • Validate an XML document with a DTD and with a Schema
  • Centralize data and markup definition with entities
  • Create DTDs and Schemas using XML tools
  • Generate XML documents from databases
  • Write XSL templates to transform XML documents into HTML
  • Integrate XML, XSL and the DOM to implement a complete solution

Who Can Benefit

This is a basic level XML training course, designed for those needing an introduction to concepts and technologies associated with XML and its related recommendations.

Prerequisites

Previous experience or knowledge of HTML is helpful but not essential.

Course Details

Session: XML Content

Lesson: Introduction to XML

  • XML Separates Structure, Content and Format
  • Content: XML Document Syntax Rules
  • Structure: DTD or XML Schema
  • Formatting: XSLT Transformation to HTML

Lesson: XML Mechanics

  • XML Document Structure
  • Rules for Well-Formed XML
  • Content as MarkUp
  • Namespaces Associate Alias with a URI

Session: XML Structure

Lesson: Namespaces

  • XML Namespaces
  • Name Collisions
  • Namespace Scope
  • Namespaces Best Practices

Lesson: Structure Using Schemas

  • Document Type Definition (DTD)…
  • W3C XML Schemas
  • Elements, Attributes, and Types
  • Restricting Simple Types: Facets
  • Complex Types
  • Attribute Definitions
  • Derivation by Extension
  • Using XML Schema with Namespaces

Session: XML Formatting

Lesson: CSS and Rendering XML

  • Cascading Style Sheets and XML
  • XML/CSS Processing Flow

Lesson: XSL Transformations

  • XPath Describes Locations Within XML
  • XSLT is Rule-Based Transformation Language
  • XSL is Oriented Towards Formatting

Lesson: XSLT and XPath

  • XPath Data Model
  • Location Paths
  • Additional Filtering
  • XPath Operators and Functions
  • XSLT Stylesheet Structure
  • Templates Are The Rules
  • Conflict Resolution for Templates
  • Calling Templates
  • Looping, Sorting and Conditional Processing Constructs

Lesson: XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 Overview

  • XPath 2.0 Improvements
  • XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0
  • XSLT 2.0 Improvements

Lesson: XSL FO (Formatting Objects)

  • XSL Family Working Together
  • Apache’s FOP: Rendering XML
  • Page Types Can Be Conditional
  • Content Flows Into Page Regions

Session: Applying XML

Lesson: XML Interoperability

  • XML From a Data Perspective
  • XML/Database Interfacing
  • Challenges to Mapping XML

Lesson: XML Performance Improvements

  • Best Practices
  • Organization of Best Practices

Lesson: Web Services Overview

  • XML in Web Services
  • WSDL: Description
  • Many Web Services Challenges

Lesson: XML Applications

  • W3C Activities
  • Benefits of XML
  • Drawbacks of XML
  • Crossing Boundaries
  • Challenges to Integration

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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