XML Course

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In this course, Java programmers will learn the basics of XML form and syntax. They will use Java to implement XML web applications, as well as learning how to use XML to pass data between distributed Java applications. Emphasis is placed on writing well-formed and valid XML, parsing techniques and converting Legacy data with XML.


Anyone who needs to program XML in conjunction with Java, including application developers, Web developers, XML document authors, and webmasters.

Skills Gained

  • XML Fundamentals
  • Parsing XML with SAX
  • Parsing XML with DOM
  • Accessing and Generating XML Documents with DOM
  • Validating XML with DTDs
  • Validating XML with Schema
  • Distributed Applications with XML
  • XSL Fundamentals
  • Web Services Introduction
  • SOAP


Familiarity with Web and data processing concepts. Java programming experience is required. Duration Three days.


Outline of XML Programming Using Java Training

1. XML Fundamentals

  • Data and document structure
  • XML
  • Well-formed XML
  • Enforcing validity: DTDs
  • Presentation style
  • Basic concepts of XML

2. XPath

  • Syntax of Location Path Expression
  • Syntax of XPath Expression
  • XPath Core Functions
  • XPath String Functions

3. Parsing XML with SAX

  • Parsing with SAX
  • Building SAX Parsers
  • SAX Event Methods
  • ContentHandler
  • SAX Parser Behavior
  • Error Handling
  • SAX Parser Usage

4. Parsing XML with DOM

  • DOM
  • Limitations of SAX
  • DOM Parser
  • Nodes
  • The Basic Node Types
  • Less Common Node Types
  • DOM Interfaces
  • Our first DOM application

7. Validating XML with Schema

  • Schema overview
  • A minimal schema
  • Linking documents to schema
  • Element declarations
  • Attribute declarations
  • Complex types
  • Simple and built-in types
  • Derivation of simple types
  • Choices
  • Named and anonymous types
  • Mixed content
  • Naming conflicts

5. Accessing and Generating XML Documents with DOM

  • Accessing DOM object
    • Using the DOM API to access DOM objects
    • Traversing a DOM object
    • Modifying a DOM object
    • Extract DOM data
  • XML Generation with DOM
    • Building a DOM tree.
    • Combining DOM objects
    • Using DocumentFragment to recognized a DOM tree
    • Generating XML data a Document object
  • An Example - Modifying an XML document using DOM

6. Validating XML with DTDs

  • Write XML DTDs
    • Element Conditions
    • Element Quantifiers
    • Attributes
    • Attribute default values
    • Parsed general entities
    • Parsed parameter entities
    • More on namespaces
  • Validate XML with DTDs

8. Distributed Applications with XML

  • The fundamentals of using XML in distributed systems
    • Basic functionalities for XML applications
    • Applying XML across system boundaries
    • Using XML in client side
    • Using XML in server side
    • Passing XML over TCP/IP
    • Using XML in non-networked system
    • Using XML in RDBMS
  • Using XML in J2EE applications
    • Using XML in applets
    • Using XML in servlets
    • Creating XML middleware with databases

9. Introduction to XSL

  • What is XSL ?
  • Translation elements
  • Formatting objects
  • XSL in action

10. JAX

  • Introducing JAXB
  • Interfaces and Classes
  • Unmarshal
  • Retrieving Data
  • Generating XML from JAXB
  • Validation
  • Advantages of JAXB

11. Web Services Introduction

  • Needs for and benefits of Web Services
  • Web Service Description Language (WSDL)
  • RPC (Remote Procedure Call) -based Web Services
  • UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration)

12. SOAP

  • Needs for and benefits of SOAP
  • SOAP message
  • SOAP over HTTP
  • RPC

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