XML for the Enterprise Training in X M Lforthe

Enroll in or hire us to teach our XML for the Enterprise class in X M Lforthe, Enterprise by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, XML for the Enterprise may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, XML for the Enterprise may be taught at one of our local training facilities.

Course Description

 
This comprehensive course provides a full tour of the most prevalent XML standards, and introductory-to-intermediate training in each: XML itself, XML Schema, XSLT, and XSLFO. This is a great fit for students who are planning to work extensively with XML in the near future, as it gives a good grounding in how to manage XML information, define XML models (using XML Schema), transform XML information to text, HTML, or other XML formats (using XSLT), or to print-ready PDFs (using XSLFO).
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

None

Course Outline

 

Module 1. Introduction to XML

Chapter 1. A Brief History of XML

  • Birth of XML
  • Content vs. Presentation
  • Self-Describing Data
  • A Standard Document Format
  • Uses for XML

Chapter 2. XML Grammar

  • Structure of an XML Document
  • Handling Whitespace
  • Character and Entity References
  • Well-Formed XML
  • Elements
  • Attributes
  • Processing Instructions
  • Comments
  • CDATA Sections

Chapter 3. Valid XML

  • Document Types
  • DTD Structure
  • Defining Elements
  • Cardinality
  • Attributes
  • Required, Implied, Default, and Fixed Attributes
  • Enumerations
  • XML Namespaces
  • Limitations of DTDs
  • XML Schema
  • Advantages of XML Schema
  • Data Types

Chapter 4. Using XML in Applications

  • SAX and DOM Parsing
  • XSLT
  • XPath
  • XSL-FO
  • Web Services
  • SOAP
 

Module 2. XML Schema

Chapter 1. Getting Started with XML Schema

  • What is an XML schema?
  • Schemas vs. DTDs
  • Structure of a Schema
  • Associating Schema with Documents
  • Types of Types
  • Defining Elements
  • Defining Complex Types
  • Validation

Chapter 2. Simple Types

  • Simple and Atomic Types
  • Built-In Types
  • Primitives
  • Numeric Derived Types
  • String Derived Types
  • Simple Type Restriction
  • Facets
  • Enumerations
  • Patterns
  • Lists
  • Unions
  • Nillable Values

Chapter 3. Complex Types

  • Model Groups
  • Sequences, Conjunctions, and Disjunctions
  • Particles
  • Occurrence Constraints
  • Global and Local Definitions
  • Defining Attributes
  • Empty, Any, and Mixed Content
  • Model Group Definitions
  • Attribute Group Definitions
  • Annotations
 

Module 3. XSLT

Chapter 1. Getting Started with XSLT

  • XSL and XSLT
  • Rule-Based Transformations
  • Templates
  • Producing Text, HTML, and XML

Chapter 2. XPath

  • Addressing XML Content
  • XPath in XSLT
  • Tree Structure
  • XPath Expressions
  • Type Model
  • Context
  • Axis, Node Test, and Predicate
  • Abbreviations
  • Proximity Position
  • XPath Functions
  • Comparisons Between Various Types

Chapter 3. Templates and Production

  • Template Matching
  • Built-In Template Rules
  • Recursion Through Templates
  • Template Context
  • Output Methods
  • Controlling Whitespace
  • Literal Replacement Elements
  • Formalizing Text, Elements and Attributes
  • Defining Target Vocabulary
  • Generating Processing Instructions

Chapter 4. Dynamic Content and Flow Control

  • Deriving Source Content
  • Getting Source Values
  • Attribute Value Templates
  • Copying Source Elements and Trees
  • Looping
  • Conditionals

Chapter 5. Variables and Template Management

  • Variables
  • Using Variables to Capture Context Information
  • Result Tree Fragments
  • Parameters
  • Calling Templates Explicitly
  • Global Variables and Stylesheet Parameters
  • Template Modes
 

Module 4. XSLFO

Chapter 1. Getting Started

  • Formatting XML
  • XSLT and XSLFO
  • Flow of Information
  • Formatting Objects
  • Properties

Chapter 2. Page Masters

  • Pages and Areas
  • The Page-Master Model
  • Regions
  • Writing Mode and Orientation
  • The Page-Sequence Model
  • Flows
  • Page-Sequence Masters
  • Properties and the Inheritance Model

Chapter 3. Formatting

  • Flows
  • Blocks and Layout Options
  • Inlines and Layout Options
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Controlling Pagination

Chapter 4. Formatting

  • Page Numbering
  • Identifying Content
  • Page-Number Citations
  • Links
  • Tables of Contents

Appendix A. Learning Resources

Appendix B. Quick Reference: W3C Namespaces