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Hands-On Introduction


The Hands-on Introduction to XML is designed to introduce you to the many and varied aspects of XML design, processing and delivery through practical, hands-on classes where you will create your own XML documents.

You will learn how to create data structures using an XML editor, create an XML schema model and parse/validate the document structure. You will also have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest XML tools and technologies in the marketplace, so that you can develop and implement your own XML solutions.

The three day course is based around the ‘real life’ scenario of Erasmus Swift, a new age philosopher who decides to build a web site using XML technology. It is designed to be practical, informative, and fun!

On this course you will learn about

  • Content marked up in XML
  • Validation using XML schemas
  • Transformation with XSLT
  • XML tools for editing and transformation
  • Search with XPath and XQuery
  • Paginated output with XSL-FO
  • Transferring structured data between applications
  • Meta data and knowledge in XML – the Semantic Web
  • Service Oriented Architectures (web services)

All the software and exercise material used on the course is available for you to take away and try out in your own time, once the Summer School is over.

This course is taught by Prof. John Chelsom, Debbie Lapeyre, Adam Ret­ter, and Gary Cor­nelius.