Building Applications with XML, XSD and XSL Training Course

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Duration Duration

28 hours (usually 4 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Some exposure to an object oriented programming language

Overview Overview

Course Outline Course Outline


  • EDI, SGML, HTML, XML: hype or real?
  • The Move from EDI to XML
  • Comparing HTML and XML
  • Key ideas within the XML recommendation

Modeling Tools and Usage of UML

  • Making a model.
  • XML generating capabilities of Case tools
  • Why do we need a data model?
  • Automatically generating a DTD or schema.
  • Reverse engineering an XML file

XML Documents

  • The root element
  • Empty elements
  • Mixed content
  • Well formed XML and Valid XML.
  • Markup and content rules.
  • Entities and PIs
  • Using processing instructions
  • Usage of external entities
  • Internal and external DTD

Document Type Definition

  • Making a DTD based on a model.
  • DTD rules and techniques.
  • Declaring elements and Attributes
  • Simple entities and Parameter entities
  • Graphically modeling a DTD
  • Limitations of DTDs

CDATA and Comments

  • Adding non-parsed data to the XML file
  • CDATA Statement usage
  • Adding scripts to an XML file
  • Adding binary files to an XML document
  • Usage of comments within an XML file
  • Difference between comments and CDATA

XML Namespaces

  • Why do we need Namespaces?
  • The default Namespace
  • Reserved Namespaces
  • Usage of the target namespace.
  • Setting up a Namespace for your company
  • Usage of Namespaces in a schema
  • Namespaces in a Stylesheet
  • Multiple Namespaces in one document
  • The XSI namespace


  • Working with simpletypes
  • Exercises with restriction, Union and list
  • XSD and regular expressions
  • XSD and namespaces
  • Import and include exercise
  • Complextypes specifics
  • Exercise with complexcontent and simplecontent
  • Reusing and importing XSD types


  • Using XPath basic instructions
  • Document root, finding child nodes
  • The current context element
  • The 7 node types explained
  • XPath Axes
  • XPath Functions
  • Overview of XPath function categories
  • Node, Numeric, String, Boolean functions

XSL presentation/transformation

  • Using templates
  • Variables and parameters, xsl:variable
  • Performing repetition and conditional processing
  • Using XSLT functions
  • Using recursion
  • Loop structures in a style sheet, xsl:for-each
  • If-then statements and choose issues
  • Programming tips and tricks
  • Namespace issues inside a stylesheet
  • Accessing external documents
  • Advanced stylesheet usage
  • Overview of XSL-FO

B2B Integration Tools

  • Overview of the market.
  • BizTalk and Oracle demos.
  • Building or buying a solution?
  • Comparing popular B2B tools.
  • B2B Messaging
  • EAI (Enterprise Application Integration)


  • Self routing and non-routing documents.
  • The ebXML and BizTalk framework.
  • What is SOAP?
  • SOAP messages.
  • SOAP and RPC.
  • Tightly versus Loosely coupled systems


  • Wire level security.
  • Message level security.
  • Private and Public Keys
  • Certificates, Hashes and Signatures.
  • Encryption and authentication in SOAP
  • Using security namespaces

XML A2A Architectures

  • Why XML based Application to Application?
  • The Wire, Description and Discovery Stack
  • Sending XML to a database
  • XML usage in Office tools


  • The ebXML initiative examined
  • WSDL and UDDI.
  • Why is the ebXML concept so important?
  • The UDDI toolkit
  • Registering a webService

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