SanEd consulting

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SanEd consulting is an IT training company which initiated its services in 2005 primarily as Sun Microsystem's authorised training provider. Our training portfolio was Solaris and Java focused. Later on we upgraded our portfolio and included authorisations from Veritas / Symantec and Oracle after aquisition of Sun. 

As the global IT market is rapidly changing and developing we must have accepted its needs and trends. Thus, beginning of 2014 we decided to "refurbish" our services and included new, young and perspective partners and together prepared number of interesting trainings you can find in our catalogue.

We are looking forward to successful cooperation with you.

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XML for the Enterprise

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This comprehensive course provides a full tour of the most prevalent XML standards, and introductory-to-intermediate training in each: XML itself, XML Schema, XSLT, and XSLFO. This is a great fit for students who are planning to work extensively with XML in the near future, as it gives a good grounding in how to manage XML information, define XML models (using XML Schema), transform XML information to text, HTML, or other XML formats (using XSLT), or to print-ready PDFs (using XSLFO).


Training days

5 days



None. Some familiarity with HTML will be beneficial.


Skills gained

  • Understand the broad influence of XML on emerging software architectures.
  • Understand the roles of XML Schema, XPath, XSLT, XSLFO, parsing APIs, and Web services in the broader scope of XML technology in software applications.
  • Write well-formed XML documents to express simple or complex document content.
  • Write DTDs to set rules for XML document validation.
  • Read and write XML using namespaces to import type information and to partition the XML namespace.
  • Use XML Schema to validate XML documents.
  • Define simple types, and use value restrictions and enumerations to constrain values.
  • Create complex types, including simple types and other complex types, and empty- and mixed-content types.
  • Write simple and complex queries into XML document content using XPath.
  • Transform XML data into plain text, HTML, or XML formats.
  • Describe the relationship between XSLT and XSLFO, and their roles in the typical XML-to-print production process.
  • Transform XML data into FO documents, and format those into PDFs.


Course content


Module 1. Introduction to XML


1. A Brief History of XML

  • Birth of XML
  • Content vs. Presentation
  • Self-Describing Data
  • A Standard Document Format
  • Uses for XML


2. XML Grammar

  • Structure of an XML Document
  • Handling Whitespace
  • Character and Entity References
  • Well-Formed XML
  • Elements
  • Attributes
  • Processing Instructions
  • Comments
  • CDATA Sections


3. Valid XML

  • Document Types
  • DTD Structure
  • Defining Elements
  • Cardinality
  • Attributes
  • Required, Implied, Default, and Fixed Attributes
  • Enumerations
  • XML Namespaces
  • Limitations of DTDs
  • XML Schema
  • Advantages of XML Schema
  • Data Types


4. Using XML in Applications

  • SAX and DOM Parsing
  • XSLT
  • XPath
  • XSL-FO
  • Web Services
  • SOAP

Module 2. XML Schema


1. Getting Started with XML Schema

  • What is an XML schema?
  • Schemas vs. DTDs
  • Structure of a Schema
  • Associating Schema with Documents
  • Types of Types
  • Defining Elements
  • Defining Complex Types
  • Validation


2. Simple Types

  • Simple and Atomic Types
  • Built-In Types
  • Primitives
  • Numeric Derived Types
  • String Derived Types
  • Simple Type Restriction
  • Facets
  • Enumerations
  • Patterns
  • Lists
  • Unions
  • Nillable Values


3. Complex Types

  • Model Groups
  • Sequences, Conjunctions, and Disjunctions
  • Particles
  • Occurrence Constraints
  • Global and Local Definitions
  • Defining Attributes
  • Empty, Any, and Mixed Content
  • Model Group Definitions
  • Attribute Group Definitions
  • Annotations


Module 3. XSLT


1. Getting Started with XSLT

  • XSL and XSLT
  • Rule-Based Transformations
  • Templates
  • Producing Text, HTML, and XML

2. XPath

  • Addressing XML Content
  • XPath in XSLT
  • Tree Structure
  • XPath Expressions
  • Type Model
  • Context
  • Axis, Node Test, and Predicate
  • Abbreviations
  • Proximity Position
  • XPath Functions
  • Comparisons Between Various Types


3. Templates and Production

  • Template Matching
  • Built-In Template Rules
  • Recursion Through Templates
  • Template Context
  • Output Methods
  • Controlling Whitespace
  • Literal Replacement Elements
  • Formalizing Text, Elements and Attributes
  • Defining Target Vocabulary
  • Generating Processing Instructions


4. Dynamic Content and Flow Control

  • Deriving Source Content
  • Getting Source Values
  • Attribute Value Templates
  • Copying Source Elements and Trees
  • Looping
  • Conditionals


5. Variables and Template Management

  • Variables
  • Using Variables to Capture Context Information
  • Result Tree Fragments
  • Parameters
  • Calling Templates Explicitly
  • Global Variables and Stylesheet Parameters
  • Template Modes

Module 4. XSLFO


1. Getting Started

  • Formatting XML
  • XSLT and XSLFO
  • Flow of Information
  • Formatting Objects
  • Properties


2. Page Masters

  • Pages and Areas
  • The Page-Master Model
  • Regions
  • Writing Mode and Orientation
  • The Page-Sequence Model
  • Flows
  • Page-Sequence Masters
  • Properties and the Inheritance Model


3. Formatting

  • Flows
  • Blocks and Layout Options
  • Inlines and Layout Options
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Controlling Pagination


4. Formatting

  • Page Numbering
  • Identifying Content
  • Page-Number Citations
  • Links
  • Tables of Contents




Price:  1.750 €


Date:  on demand


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