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This module will provide an overview of Extensible Markup language; give students the opportunity to practice XML markup techniques and demonstrate the use of XML in publishing. Topics include document analysis, the basics of markup, DTDs and Schemas, Stylesheets and XSLT, XML in use and future developments in the XML standard.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the module students will have an understanding of the principles and role of structured generic markup. They will be able to create well-formed and valid XML documents, write DTDs and Schemas and deliver XML documents over the Web using different style sheets. They will also be able to assess and evaluate the role of XML for the management and delivery of electronic information.
Assessment: A practical XML project and written commentary
Compulsory for: MA ECP, MA/MSc DH
Optional for: MSc IS. This module is also available for short course students
Prerequisites: Students must have passed, or be expected to pass, G017 Internet Technologies with a grade B or above, or must have extensive experience of working with HTML markup and CSS stylesheets
Taught by: Simon Mahony
Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00 in Term two.
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