XML: The Essentials

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the rules of XML syntax
  • Author an XML document
  • Validate an XML document against an existing schema

Prerequisite Skills

  • Use a mouse and keyboard
  • Open and save files
  • Open and close windows
  • Switch between windows

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Learn more about XML: The Essentials with this short video.

Description of the video:

Hello and welcome to XML: The Essentials!  XML is a common tool for web development, as well as a universal medium for storing and exchanging information. As part of the course, you'll gain an understanding of the rules of XML syntax, author an XML document, and validate an XML document against an existing schema.

Before getting started, you'll want to make sure you're familiar with the basics of using a computer.  You'll also want to make sure you've got a text editor or a code editor, such as Notepad++ or Brackets, installed on your computer.

As we go through the course, we'll be referring to exercise files - you can download them from the download links included in each section of the course.

If you're ready, let's go ahead and get started with XML: The Essentials!

More information about this course

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.

To complete the course content, you will need:

  • a web browser and internet access to use the course material on IU Expand.
  • a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.