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Home > Training > XML, XSLT, XPATH, and etc > Advanced XML Programming Training

Advanced XML Programming Training

Course#: WA1023

In this two-day course students will learn advanced features of XML. Through lecture and hands-on lab exercises, they will extend their capabilities in XML Schema, XPath, and XSLT. In addition, new topics such as XQuery and features of XSLT 2.0 will be discussed.

Topics
 
  • Advanced Core XML Concepts
  • Advanced XML Schemas
  • XLink and XPointer
  • Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • XPath Syntax
  • XSL Transformations
  • XSL Formatting Objects
  • XML Internationalization
  • Effective Document Design
  • Parsing XML with DOM
  • Basic SOAP
  • Appendix A - Basic XML Schemas
  • Appendix B - Parsing XML with SAX
Audience
  XML developers who need to use some of the advanced features of XML.
Prerequisites
  Fundamentals of XML and some XML development experience.
Duration
  2 days.

Outline of WA1023 Advanced XML Programming Training

1. Defining New Types Using Schemas

  • Substitution Groups
  • All and Choice Elements
  • Simple Type Restrictions
  • Pattern and Enumeration Facets
  • Complex Types and Extensions
  • Complex Types and Restrictions
  • The Final Attribute

2. Additional Schema Elements

  • Uniqueness
  • Keys and Keyref
  • Groups
  • Attribute Groups
  • redefine
  • Allowing Any Content
  • Mixed Content
  • Documentation Schemas

3. Generating Output with XSLT

  • Output Methods
  • HTML Output
  • Plain Text Output
  • XML Output
  • xsl:element and xsl:attribute
  • Attribute Value Templates
  • xsl:attribute-set
  • Text, Processing-Instructions, and Comments
  • Working with Namespaces

4. Using XPath and XSLT Functions

  • XPath Datatypes and Functions
  • Node Test Functions
  • Node Set Functions
  • Boolean Functions
  • String Functions
  • Number Functions
  • id() Function
  • XSLT Functions
  • The document() Function
  • xsl:key and the key() Function

5. Advanced XSLT

  • Copying Elements
  • Numbering
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Using Other Stylesheets
  • Apply-imports
  • Template Rule Conflicts
  • Extensions      

6. XSLT and XPath 2.0 New Features

  • XSLT 2.0 Grouping Elements and Functions
  • User-Defined XSLT Functions
  • Multiple Output and XHTML Documents
  • Temporary Trees
  • Sequences
  • Types
  • Stylesheets That Are Schema-Aware
  • Character Mapping
  • Regular Expressions

7. Introduction to XQuery

  • What is XQuery?
  • doc() Function
  • XQuery Datatypes
  • XQuery Expressions
  • XQuery Prolog
  • Modules
  • Conditional Expressions
  • Iteration and FLWOR
  • Built-in Functions
  • User-Defined Functions

Appendix A: Effective Document Design

  • Design Goals
  • Intended Audience
  • Document Types
  • Choosing a Validation Method
  • Incorporating Namespaces
  • Modular Document Design
  • Planning for Extensibility

Appendix B: XSL Formatting Objects

  • What is XSL?
  • XSL-FO Overview
  • Types of Objects
  • Defining Page Masters
  • Setting Up the Flow
  • Block-Level vs. Inline-Level Objects
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Out-of-Line Objects
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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