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Programming systems these days are working on many different machines and using many different technologies and programming languages. XML is a modern effort employed to allow communication between all these different systems.

XML Introduction/Intermediate training class provides a comprehensive introduction to Extensible Mark-up Language (XML). XML is a new technology and is a powerful language used to encapsulate data into XML files. XML is particularly useful for integrating and passing data between business-to-business applications or between disparate systems.


There are no prerequisites for this course. Previous use of HTML would be an advantage but is not essential.


  • What is XML?
  • XML Benefits
  • XML Documents
  • The Prolog
  • Elements
  • Attributes
  • Whitespace
  • XML Syntax Rules
  • Special Characters
  • Creating a Simple XML File
  • The DOCTYPE Declaration
  • XHTML Strict
  • XHTML Transitional
  • XHTML Frameset
  • The Document Element
  • A Sample XHTML Document
  • Well-formed vs Valid
  • The Purpose of DTDs
  • Creating DTDs
  • The Document Element
  • Other Elements
  • Choice of Elements
  • Empty Elements
  • Mixed Content
  • Location of Modifier
  • Using Parentheses for Complex Declarations
  • Declaring Attributes
  • Validating an XML Document with a DTD
  • The Purpose of XML Schema
  • The Power of XML Schema
  • A Simple XML Schema
  • Validating an XML Instance Document
  • 19 Primitive Data Types
  • Built-in Derived Data Types
  • Defining a Simple-type Element
  • User-derived Simple Types
  • Applying Facets
  • Controlling Length
  • Specifying Patterns
  • Working with Numbers
  • Enumerations
  • Whitespace-handling
  • Specifying Element Type Locally
  • Declaring Global Simple-Type Elements
  • Default Values
  • Fixed Values
  • Content Models
  • xs:sequence
  • xs:all
  • xs:choice
  • Complex Model Groups
  • Occurrence Constraints
  • Declaring Global Complex-Type Elements
  • Mixed Content
  • Defining Complex Types Globally
  • Empty Elements
  • Adding Attributes to Elements with Complex Content
  • Adding Attributes to Elements with Simple Content
  • Restricting Attribute Values
  • Default and Fixed Values
  • Requiring Attributes
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle