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Advanced XML

Recommended Duration:
3 Days
Version
XML Versions 1.0 and 1.1.
Benefits
This course allows students to take their XML and XSL skills to the next level. Students will expand their knowledge of XSL, XSLT, XPath, and Schemas. This course covers advanced topics and how to take advantage of using them in application development.
Audience
Developers, XML document authors, and support people who need to enhance their existing XML skills.
Prerequisites
Completion of the "XML Introduction" course or at least six months experience using XML is required to understand the course content and participate fully in the course exercises. Some experience with JavaScript and Java/C# may be helpful (but not required) in understanding some of the course examples and demonstrations.
Major Topics
  • XML design and patterns
  • Namespaces re-examined
  • XSLT: Document, Data Table, and Report Stylesheets
  • XSLT Functions, Expressions, and Commands
  • XPath: Specifying nodes and using axis specifications to traverse the document
  • Choices and predicates
  • Sorting
  • Numbering
  • Links
  • Node Tests, Node Sets, Types, Type Conversion, Elements, and Attributes
  • Predicate filters
  • Data Exchange Transformations with XSLT
  • XSL-FO Overview
  • XML Schema Restrictions/Facets and Complex Types
  • Web services and the Service Oriented Architeture (SOA)
  • Introduction to Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • XML and Relational database: DB2/Oracle XSQL Functions
Exercises
There are fifteen hands-on exercises.