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XML : Advanced

Two Day Course

Overview

This two day course is designed for those who wish to expand their existing XML skills and utilise the full potential of XML and XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformation). In this course you will explore XSLT and build and maintain a site using XML and XSLT.

XML is a meta-language for describing markup languages. XSLT is designed to transform your XML documents into any data format you require such as HTML, text files, PDF's, etc. The capacity of XSLT to transform XML into HTML has been the main catalyst for the rapid gain in popularity of XSLT over recent years. This is a practical and comprehensive introduction to XML schema and XSLT.

As new technologies are continuously introduced, this course can be customised to concentrate on any one of the following technologies: XML Schema, XSLT or XQuery.You should have attended the Introduction to XML course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Day one

    An overview of XML
    • Well formed documents
    • Valid documents
    • Document modelling
    • DTD and XML Schemas

    XML Schema essentials
    • Overview
    • Using complex types
    • Local and global declarations
    • Annotating schemas
    • Datatypes
    • Built-in datatypes
    • Namespaces

    Defining simple types
    • Date and time types
    • Number types
    • Deriving custom simple types
    • Anonymous custom types
    • Acceptable values
    • Creating list types
    • Predefining an element's content

    Custom datatypes
    • Constraining facets
    • Maxinclusion
    • Miniinclusion
    • Fractiondigits
    • Totaldigits
    • Enumeration
    • Minlength
    • Maxlength

    More custom datatypes
    • List datatypes
    • Union datatypes
    • Simple content

    Complex datatypes
    • Creating a set of choices
    • Ordering elements
    • Defining named groups

    Regular expressions
    • Patterns
  • Day two

    Introduction to XSL
    • XSL, XSLT and XSL_FO
    • XSLT processes
    • Parsing a style sheet
    • Transformation
    • Namespace

    Stylesheet structure
    • Stylesheet element
    • Output element
    • Built-in template rules
    • Xpath

    Designing simple style sheets
    • Outputting HTML from XML
    • Outputting text from XML
    • Selecting attributes
    • Selecting text
    • Selecting comments
    • Predicates

    Using Conditionals
    • Filtering results
    • Choose and When template rules
    • For each
    • Variables

    Xpath functions
    • Count
    • Position
    • Contains
    • Substring

    Transformation on the Client and Server
    • ASP and XML
    • PHP and XML
    • XML editors

    Integration with other technologies
    • Ajax

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