Course Code: hsts-c33
The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) provides a standard, document-based approach to handling, transforming, storing and querying structured data. XML is widely accepted as a file and message format because it preserves the structure of application data in a language-independent way. Standard tools make it possible to merge content from distributed systems with relative ease. XML is a fundamental building block of interactive web applications, enabling service-oriented architectures in which XML is used as the message payload. XML is the basis for web display languages such as XHTML (used in browsers), WML (cell phones), SVG (vector graphics), SMIL multimedia presentations and others.
The course covers structuring data with XML; validating data with document type definitions (DTDs) and XML Schemas; creating and viewing XML documents; transforming XML documents with the XML Stylesheet Language (XSL, XSLT and XPath); service- oriented architectures using SOAP and Web Services; accessing and editing XML data via the document object model (DOM) and Simple API for XML (SAX) libraries; mapping XML structures to and from databases and object-oriented languages. These techniques are then combined in client or server-based applications to deliver rich AJAX user interfaces with clear and modular code.
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The following topics may be included at the discretion of your instructor.