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Advanced XML Programming Training

Course ID: WAS1023
Duration: 2 Days

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In this two-day course students will learn advanced features of XML. Through lecture and hands-on lab exercises, they will extend their capabilities in XML Schema, XPath, and XSLT. In addition, new topics such as XQuery and features of XSLT 2.0 will be discussed.


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Fundamentals of XML and some XML development experience.

Course Outline

Defining New Types Using Schemas

  • Substitution Groups
  • All and Choice Elements
  • Simple Type Restrictions
  • Pattern and Enumeration Facets
  • Complex Types and Extensions
  • Complex Types and Restrictions
  • The Final Attribute


Additional Schema Elements

  • Uniqueness
  • Keys and Keyref
  • Groups
  • Attribute Groups
  • redefine
  • Allowing Any Content
  • Mixed Content
  • Documentation Schemas


Generating Output with XSLT

  • Output Methods
  • HTML Output
  • Plain Text Output
  • XML Output
  • xsl:element and xsl:attribute
  • Attribute Value Templates
  • xsl:attribute-set
  • Text, Processing-Instructions, and Comments
  • Working with Namespaces


Using XPath and XSLT Functions

  • XPath Datatypes and Functions
  • Node Test Functions
  • Node Set Functions
  • Boolean Functions
  • String Functions
  • Number Functions
  • id() Function
  • XSLT Functions
  • The document() Function
  • xsl:key and the key() Function


Advanced XSLT

  • Copying Elements
  • Numbering
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Using Other Stylesheets
  • Apply-imports
  • Template Rule Conflicts
  • Extensions


XSLT and XPath 2.0 New Features

  • XSLT 2.0 Grouping Elements and Functions
  • User-Defined XSLT Functions
  • Multiple Output and XHTML Documents
  • Temporary Trees
  • Sequences
  • Types
  • Stylesheets That Are Schema-Aware
  • Character Mapping
  • Regular Expressions


Introduction to XQuery

  • What is XQuery?
  • doc() Function
  • XQuery Datatypes
  • XQuery Expressions
  • XQuery Prolog
  • Modules
  • Conditional Expressions
  • Iteration and FLWOR
  • Built-in Functions
  • User-Defined Functions


Effective Document Design

  • Design Goals
  • Intended Audience
  • Document Types
  • Choosing a Validation Method
  • Incorporating Namespaces
  • Modular Document Design
  • Planning for Extensibility


XSL Formatting Objects

  • What is XSL?
  • XSL-FO Overview
  • Types of Objects
  • Defining Page Masters
  • Setting Up the Flow
  • Block-Level vs. Inline-Level Objects
  • Lists
  • Tables


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