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Fundamentals of XML Training

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Course#: WA1035

In this course you will learn fundamentals necessary to use XML on the Web or in data processing applications. Through lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you will learn the essentials of data interoperability using XML, write well-formed XML documents, enforce document validity, use XSLT and stylesheets to transform XML documents, and get an introduction to XML programming APIs in languages such as Java and Perl.

Topics
 
  • Getting Started with XML
  • XML Overview
  • XML Syntax
  • Writing DTDs
  • Basic XML Schemas
  • Transforming XML Using XSLT
  • Presenting XML for the Web - CSS
  • XML in Applications
Audience
  Anyone who needs an introduction to XML, including application developers, Web developers, XML document authors, and webmasters.
Prerequisites
  Familiarity with Web and data processing concepts. HTML and programming experience is helpful.
Duration
  Three days.

Outline of WA1035 Fundamentals of XML Training

Chapter 1 - Getting Started with XML

  • Unstructured Text Document
  • An Employee Document
  • What is XML ?
  • Why Study XML?
  • Data and Document Structure
  • Elements
  • First XML
  • Another Example of XML
  • Well-formed vs. Valid XML Document
  • Presentation Style
  • Goals of XML
  • Usage of XML
  • Summary

Chapter 2 - XML Syntax

  • XML Elements
  • Empty and Non-Empty Elements
  • XML Naming Rules
  • Rules for XML Tags
  • Nesting and Hierarchy of XML Elements
  • Simple XML
  • Sections of an XML Document
  • XML Constructs…
  • XML Declaration
  • Processing Instructions
  • Is the XML Declaration a Processing Instruction ?
  • XML Elements
  • Tag Attributes
  • Comment Tags
  • CDATA Tags
  • Entity References
  • Character References
  • Namespaces
  • Namespace URLS
  • Namespaces
  • Using XML Namespaces
  • Working with Binary Data
  • Encoding Binary Data
  • Specifying Content Type of Binary Data
  • Summary

Chapter 3 - Basic XML Schemas

  • What is XML Schema ?
  • Goals of Schema
  • Converting DTDs to Schema
  • Recall: Namespaces
  • The equivalent schema
  • Sample instance document
  • Documents Needed
  • XML Schema Namespaces
  • Link Documents to Schemas
  • Inline element declarations
  • Schema Data Types
  • Schema Type Definitions
  • Schema Simple Data Types
  • Primitive Data Types
  • Simple Types
  • Facet – Restrictions on Element Content
  • Using the Facet
  • Samples using Regular Expressions
  • Define Simple Element Type
  • Element Declaration
  • Element Occurrence Indicators
  • Complex Type
  • Attribute Declaration
  • Attribute Declarations
  • Occurrence of Attributes
  • Value Constraints on Attributes
  • Sequence Element
  • Element Choices
  • Express any order
  • Annotations

Chapter 4 - XPath Fundamentals

  • Xpath
  • Tree Structure
  • Example
  • XPath Examples
  • XPath Core Definitions
  • Wildcards and Multiple Matches
  • Other Node Operators
  • Path Operators
  • Predicates
  • Predicate Relationships and Attributes
  • More Predicate Examples
  • Predicates Chaining and Indexing
  • XPath Expressions
  • XPath Numbers
  • XPath Strings
  • XPath Booleans
  • XPath Functions
  • String Functions
  • Boolean Functions
  • Number Functions
  • XSLT and XPath
  • XPath and Content Based Routing
  • Summary

Chapter 5 - Introduction to XQuery

  • What Is XQuery?
  • XQuery Uses
  • XQuery Properties
  • XPath and XSLT
  • XQuery Flow
  • XQuery Participants
  • Sample XQuery Source
  • Simple Example Queries
  • FLWOR Queries
  • F-WOR Explained
  • L Explained
  • Wrapping Output
  • Converting Output
  • Inline Output
  • Data Rendering
  • Functions
  • Joins
  • Join Example
  • Summary

Chapter 6 - Introduction to XSL

  • Formatting XML Documents
  • XSL
  • Three Parts of XSL
  • XSLT – XSL Transformation
  • <xsl:stylesheet>
  • <?xml-stylesheet>
  • <xsl:template>
  • <xsl:template>
  • <xsl:value-of>
  • Navigating with XPath
  • Navigating With XPath
  • <xsl:for-each>
  • <xsl:if>
  • XPath Boolean expressions
  • XPath Boolean Expressions
  • <xsl:choose>
  • <xsl:apply-templates>
  • <xsl:sort>
  • The Music Collection Example – Introduction
  • The Music Collection Example – Sample XML file
  • The Music Collection Example – Retrieving owner details
  • The Music Collection Example – Retrieving the core data
  • The Music Collection Example – Current Output
  • The Music Collection Example – Retrieving canadianContent data
  • The Music Collection Example – Current Output
  • The Music Collection Example – Retrieving media data
  • The Music Collection Example – Final Output
  • Formatting XML Documents

Chapter 7 - XML in Applications

  • Topics
  • Needs for Using XML in Applications
  • Basic Functionalities Required for XML Applications
  • XML Parser
  • Obtaining a Parser
  • SAX
  • How it Works
  • DOM
  • DOM Parsing
  • Applying XML Across System Boundaries
  • Using XML on the Client Side
  • Using XML on the Server Side
  • Using XML in Non-Networked Systems
  • Using XML in RDBMS
  • The J2EE Blueprint
  • A Typical Architecture Using XML in J2EE Applications
  • Using XML in Applets
  • Using XML Parser in Applets
  • Using XML in Servlets
  • Creating XML Middleware for Accessing Databases
  • Transforming RDBMS Data to XML Data
  • Transforming XML Data to RDBMS Data
  • Storing XML Data in DB2

Chapter 8 - Schema Configuration Management

  • Evolving Schema
  • Managing XML Schema
  • Management Techniques
  • Internal Techniques
  • Schema Version Attribute
  • Adding An Attribute
  • Namespace Change
  • File-Based Mechanisms
  • External
  • Which To Use?
  • Summary

Chapter 9 - Introduction to Web Services

  • A Conceptual Look at Services
  • Defining Services
  • Service Communication Analogy
  • Three Key Service Questions
  • Connecting the Dots
  • SOA: Runtime Implementation
  • What Is a Web Service?
  • Enterprise Assets as Services
  • Typical Development Workflow
  • Advantages of Web Services
  • Web Service Business Models
  • Example: Internal System Integration
  • Example: Business Process Externalization
  • Web Services Standards
  • Binding via SOAP
  • SOAP in Protocol Stack
  • SOAP Structure
  • SOAP Message Architecture
  • Applying SOAP
  • Interface via WSDL
  • WSDL Structure
  • Applying WSDL
  • Locating a Service
  • UDDI Overview
  • UDDI Terminology
  • UDDI Structure
  • Applying UDDI
  • WS-I Overview
  • WS-I Deliverables
  • Summary

Chapter 10 - Cascading Style Sheets

  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • The xml-stylesheet processing instruction
  • CSS details
  • An example
  • Common CSS tags – display
  • Common CSS tags – Colors and Backgrounds
  • Common CSS tags – Fonts

Appendix-A - Writing DTDs

  • DTD
  • DOCTYPE Declaration
  • Types of DTDs
  • DOCTYPE
  • Internal DTDs
  • External DTDs
  • Basic DTD Markup
  • Element Type Declaration
  • Elements Declarations
  • Declaring Children
  • Declaring Multiple Children
  • Declaring Optional Children
  • Declaring Zero or More Children
  • Declaring One or More Children
  • Combination of Children
  • Putting It All Together – DTD
  • Putting It All Together – XML
  • Mixed Content
  • Mixed Content – An Example
  • Attributes Declaration
  • Attribute Default Values
  • Attribute Types
  • String Attribute Type
  • Tokenized Attribute Type
  • Enumerated Attribute Type
  • ENTITY Declaration
  • Parsed General Entities
  • Parsed Parameter Entities

Labs

  • Lab 1. Getting Started with XML
  • Lab 2. XML Overview
  • Lab 3. XML Syntax
  • Lab 4. Basic XML Schemas
  • Lab 5. XPath
  • Lab 6. XQuery
  • Lab 7. Transforming XML using XSLT
  • Lab 8. Defining XML Schema Based Off a Relational Model
  • Lab 9. Leveraging XML Schema, XPath/XQuery, and XSLT
  • Lab 10. Create a WSDL File
  • Lab 11. Working with SOAP Messages
  • Lab 12. Writing DTDs (Optional)
  • Lab 13. Presenting XML for the Web – CSS
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
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