Understanding XML — A 1 day course

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XML has rapidly become the common language for information exchange in web-based systems. XML can also be used in general application integration, as has become evident in recent months with the emergence of many XML-based orchestration tools and servers.

This course provides a technical introduction to XML. Delegates will learn how to create XML documents and gain an appreciation of the various technologies that exist for manipulating these documents. The course introduces the structure and syntax of XML documents, as well as the origins of XML documents. Several typical usage scenarios are covered. The concept of XML grammars and how these may be expressed as XML Schemas is discussed, including the related issue of XML document validation.

Delegates will learn how to transform XML using XSLT stylesheets which is the technology of choice for translating one grammar to another. Delegates will also be show how XML can be transformed into HTML and displayed in a browser.

The course finishes off by looking at XML in action and explores its widespread use in applications we all use and for exchanging data between systems via web services.

The course comprises lectures, demonstrations, and mini hands-on exercises. The demonstrations and exercises illustrate the capabilities and scope of XML, rather than drilling down into the technical details. All code samples are available for delegates to take away and study after the course.


Suitable For

Delegates who wish to gain a technical introduction to XML.


Delegates must have some experience in application development or design. Familiarity with HTML is beneficial but not essential. An appreciation of Web-based or multi-tier systems would be advantageous.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

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Introduction to XML

Defining a grammar with an XML schema

Using XSLT and XPath

XML in Action