Maricopa Community Colleges  CIS234   20076-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/24/07
CIS234 20076-99999 L+L 3 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
XML Application Development
The use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) to make documents smarter, simplify Web automation, and to communicate between databases, both within and between corporations. Includes techniques for XML generation, data extraction and sharing, and transformation and managing of XML files.
Prerequisites: BPC/CIS133CA or BPC/CIS133DA or permission of Instructor.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CIS234   20076-99999 XML Application Development
1. Define basic syntax, document structure, elements, entities, and namespaces. (I, II, III, IV)
2. Explain communication of information in XML in the middle tier. (V)
3. Discuss the Document Object Model (DOM). (V)
4. Use XML to parse data. (V)
5. Demonstrate formatting for displaying XML in the client. (VI)
6. Use Entities, Xlinks and Xpointers. (VII)
7. Define document variables and content reuse. (VIII, IX, X)
8. Manage Document Files. (IX, X)
9. Review tools and case studies. (XI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CIS234   20076-99999 XML Application Development
    I. Overview, benefits, history and comparison to HTML, SGML, and EDI
      II. Examine Sample applications
        III. Basics
            A. Syntax, document structure, elements entities, and namespaces
          IV. Document type definitions
              A. Structure versus formatting
              B. Samples and standards
              C. Guidelines for designing a DTD
              D. Schema
            V. Communicating information XML in the middle tier
                A. Moving from EDI to XML as the lingua franca for data exchange
                B. Generating XML on the fly
                C. The Document Object Model (DDM)
                D. Parsing XML (DOM versus SAX)
                E. Code Illustrating Java parses and MSXML
                F. Matching a DTD and a database schema
                G. Mapping between different DTDs
              VI. Formatting for display XML in the client
                  A. Separating formatting from structure with XSL
                  B. Sample CSS style sheets for different media
                  C. Document transformations with XSL'
                  D. Flexible formatting with embedded JavaScript
                  E. Dynamic documents with client side DOM scripting
                VII. Entities, Xlinks and Xpointers
                  VIII. Document variables and content reuse
                    IX. Managing your document files
                      X. Extensible links and pointers
                        XI. Tools and case studies
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