XML and Related Languages
This course surveys the open standards that are making data representations and documents increasingly interchangeable, searchable, dynamic, and customizable. The course addresses how to: design application-specific markup grammars using XML rules; validate the XML files with Document Type Definition (DTD) and XML Schemas; transform them using XSLT/Xpath/FO; and parse XML documents with DOM (Document Object Model) and SAX (Simple API for XML) programming interfaces.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Create and read documents that conform to the XML syntax rules.
Define the XML structure using either Document Type Definition language of Schema.
Validate XML documents against these definitions.
Visualize the XML content in either HTML of PDF format by applying transformations that are also defined in XML.
Utilize the latest parsing technologies to programmatically read, transform, update, and validate XML documents.
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