This course provides a complete introduction to XM, the Java XML APIs, XPath, and XSLT. The course is a balanced mixture of theory and practical labs, designed to take students from the basic fundamentals of XML, providing mastery of the standard Java XML APIs, and moving on to advanced topics of XPath and XSLT. The students are walked through the different standards in a structured manner, to enable them to master the concepts and ideas, which are reinforced in the lab exercises.
The course starts with the fundamentals of XML including document structure, and XML Schema. It then moves on to the basic relationship between Java and XML, including generating XML from Java and the mapping between Java and XML objects. Finally, students are taken through a detailed and hands-on examination of the two main JAXP APIs – SAX 2.0 and DOM 2.0. It then moves on to the XPath and XSLT standards, and how to use them to transform XML documents into other documents such as HTML documents or other XML documents.
Working knowledge of Java programming, including use of inheritance, interfaces, and exceptions
5 Days/Lecture & Lab