This course will, through lecture and hands-on workshops, provide you with a practical introduction to several critical advanced XML skills.
First, you will learn how to read, write, and manipulate XML documents using the platform-neutral XML features XSLT (XML Stylesheet Language Transformations) and XQuery
Next, you will learn how to produce PDF documents from XML using XSL-FO (Formatting Objects). You will also learn how to create static and animated graphic images using SVG (Scalar Vector Graphics).
Finally, you will be introduced to two XML vocabularies that are widely used on the internet for classifying and syndicating information: RDF (Resource Description Framework) and RSS . You will also be introduced to two XML vocabularies that are at the heart of web services: SOAP and WSDL
Hands on workshops are provided for the chapters on XSLT, XQuery, XSL-FO, and SVG.
Audience: Applications developers, application architects, and analysts are the typical audience. However, anyone involved in producing and consuming XML documents can attend this course.
Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable with basic XML, XPath and basic XSLT template structure, all of which are covered in SkillBuilders Introduction to XML course