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Fundamentals of XML

 

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Course Outline

1. Getting Started with XML

* XML Overview
* Data and Document Structure
* An Employee Document
* Elements
* First XML
* What is XML ?
* Why XML?
* Another Example of XML
* Well-formed vs. Valid XML Document
* Enforcing Validity DTDs
* Presentation Style
* XSL and XSLT
* Markup Languages
* SGML
* HTML
* Structure of HTML
* XML
* Goals of XML
* Usage of XML


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
* XML Declaration
* Sections of an XML Document
* XML Elements
* Tag Attributes
* Comment Tags
* CDATA Tags
* Entity References
* Character References
* Processing Instructions
* Is the XML Declaration a Processing Instruction ?
* Well-formed vs. Valid XML Document
* Is this document well-formed?
* Namespaces
* Namespace URLS
* Namespaces
* Using XML Namespaces
* Binary Data In XML
* Encoding Binary Data
* Specifying Content Type of Binary Data
* Specifying Content Type of Binary Data


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
* XSchema Data Types
* XSchema Type Definitions
* XSchema Simple Data Types
* Primitive Data Types
* Simple Types
* Facet Restrictions on Element Content
* Using the Facet
* More Samples
* 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


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


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


6. Introduction to XSL

* Topics
* Formatting XML Documents
* XSL
* Three Parts of XSL
* XSLT XSL Transformation
* <xsl:stylesheet>
* <?xml-stylesheet>
* <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>
* <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


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


8. Schema Configuration Management

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


9. Introduction to Web Services

* Objectives
* 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
* 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


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