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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Introduction to XML

Steve Ball, Founder and CTO, Zveno

Track: XTech2001: Open Source and Open Standards
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 8:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Bel Aire South

This tutorial teaches participants to author XML documents, and read and design simple DTDs. Pre-existing knowledge of HTML is essential.

The tutorial covers:

  • XML Concepts
    • Markup and data structures with XML
    • XML syntax
    • Well-formedness, validity and schema-validity
    • Normalization
  • XML Logical Structure
    • Elements
    • Attributes
    • Design issues
    • Comments
    • CDATA sections
    • Processing instructions
  • XML Documents
    • Parts of an XML document
    • Document prologue
    • Document epilogue
  • XML Physical Structure
    • Entities
    • Character entities
    • Internal general entities
    • Parameter entities
  • DTD Concepts
    • Document Type Definition
  • DTD Details
    • Markup declarations
    • Element declarations
    • Attribute list declarations
    • Entity declarations

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