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Introduction To XML Tutorial


XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages. It is capable of describing many different kinds of data. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data across different systems, particularly systems connected via the Internet. XML allows more control over data and is instumental in the use of RDF, RSS, XHTML and SVG. author, Mark Long guides you through the first steps of utilizing XML for your data and your websites. Whether you are building an RSS feed for a podcast or building a Java based program, this tutorial will give you the foundation to move ahead. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Introduction to XML lessons.

Welcome/Intro

Welcome Intro
Prerequisites/Setup
Course Overview
Data History

XML Basics

Meet XML
XML History
The W3C
XML & HTML
The XML Expanding Universe
XML Overview

XML Documents

XML Document Basics
XML Editors
Viewing Documents
Document Structure
XML Declaration
Elements
Attributes
Values
Special Characters
Comments

DTD Schemas

Schema
DTD Or XSD
Well Formed & Valid
DTD Basics
DTD Elements
DTD Element Options
Creating A DTD
Attributes In DTD
DTD Data Types
Internal & External DTD

XML Schemas

XML Schema Basics
XSD DataTypes
XSD Elements
Creating An XSD Schema

Validating XML Documents

Validating XML Documents
DTD Validation Pt.1
DTD Validation Pt.2
Validation Tools

Namespaces

Introduction to Namespaces
Namespace Types
Creating & Using Namespaces
Namespaces & Schemas

CSS

Making XML Presentable
XML Formatting Choices
CSS Basics
CSS Style Options
Layout Properties
Formatting Properties
CSS Positioning

XPath

Introduction
Using Xpath
XPath Functions

XSL

Introduction
XSL Examples
XSLT Basics
Creating An XSLT Stylesheet
Templates Pt.1
Templates Pt.2
Patterns & Expressions
Sorting Results
XSLT Functions
XSLT Example

XML Processing

XML Processing Options
SAX
DOM
SAX or DOM

XHTML

Introduction
Creating An XHTML Document
XHTML Document Validation
Convert HTML To XHTML

XML Technologies

Where We're Headed
3DML
XML & SQL

Resources

XML Resources

Conclusion

Course Wrap-Up

Credits

About This Author


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