XML is a common tool for web development, as well as a universal medium for storing and exchanging information. In part one of this training, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of XML, including XML syntax, how to effectively design an XML document, and how to create a schema using the XML Schema language. Additionally, you'll learn why schemas are useful when creating an XML document, as well as how to validate an XML document against a schema.
In part two of this training, you'll explore Encoded Archival Description (or EAD), an XML standard for marking up finding aids. You'll also learn how to create an EAD document from scratch.
Understand the rules of XML syntax
Author an XML document
Understand what schemas are used for
Create a schema using the XML Schema language
Validate an XML document against a schema
Create and validate an EAD document
Use a mouse and keyboard
Open and save files
Open and close windows
Switch between windows
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Explore the contents of XML: Essentials and Schemas:
Learn about the history of XML, as well as practical applications of XML.
Once your schema is complete, you can associate it with an XML document to help check for any errors in your markup. This section covers associating an XML Schema with an XML document, as well as checking an XML document for validity.