XML is a common tool for web development, as well as a universal medium for storing and exchanging information. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of XML, including XML syntax, how to effectively design an XML document, and how to check the validity of a document using a schema.
- Understand the rules of XML syntax
- Author an XML document
- Validate an XML document against an existing schema
- Use a mouse and keyboard
- Open and save files
- Open and close windows
- Switch between windows
For a more in-depth look at the content of XML: The Essentials, view the title contents below.
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This online course is free to everyone and available for enrollment through IU Expand.
This course consists of a series of short lessons, examples, demonstrations, practice quizzes, and hands-on exercises.
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- a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.
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Explore the contents of XML: The Essentials:
Learn about the history of XML, as well as practical applications of XML.
Learn about the project created as part of XML: The Essentials, as well as set up the XML editing environment.
Learn more about the syntax rules for creating XML documents.
Check an XML document to ensure the content is well-formed - or, in other words, follows the rules of XML syntax.
Explore the difference between narrative and data-centric XML documents, as well as how to determine appropriate tags for an XML document based on the data you're working with.
Attributes can be added to elements to help provide additional information about an element's contents - explore how to add them to elements in this section.
Finish marking up the job_postings.xml file.
Ensuring your XML is valid is an important part of the markup process - learn how to validate XML in this section.
Check your work against the code listed here.