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XML concepts


XML is much more than just a standard to represent structured text documents. This course gives an overview of XML and its numerous possibilities. The basic XML specifications (such as XML, XML Schema and XSLT) are explained, and many examples are given of the practical applications of XML technology.

Main topics

  • XML: the basics (W3C, SGML, HTML, XML, ... )
  • Defining/imposing structure: DTD and XML Schema
  • Parsing: DOM and SAX
  • Transforming and Rendering: XPath, XSLT and XSLFO
  • Storing XML: XML Files, XML Databases and Relational Databases
  • Searching: XQuery and XPath
  • Pointing and Linking: XLink and XPointer
  • Web services: SOAP, WSDL and UDDI
  • Practical applications of XML: OASIS, InfoPath, XBRL, SEPA, RSS etc.
  • XML Products and Tools

Intended for

Analysts, application developers, database administrators and project leaders who want to gain an overview of XML and its application areas. People who are going to work with XML in practice, should instead take the technical course (XML fundamentals course) You can test yourself to see if this course contains enough new information for you by printing and filling in the self-test (PDF file - 35 KB).


No specific background is required. Basic knowledge of data modelling is an advantage.

Training method

Theory with demonstrations.

Course leader

Sandy Schillebeeckx, Ludo Van den dries.


1 day.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
07 Sep1?Leuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
30 Oct1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
12 Dec1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Global score

4.2/5 (based on 258 evaluations)


Enorm levendig, veel voorbeelden, goede presentatie (, )
Zeer nuttig, soms iets te diep in de materie (, )
Soms iets te technisch. Voldoet goed aan het doel. Goede en enthousiaste docent. (, )
Très positive: prise en compte des besoins spécifiques (contextualisation du cours par rapport à la description professionnelle), échanges encouragés par le formateur, vif intérêt de celui-ci dans son domaine (enthousiasme) (, )
Zeer goede lesgever. Inhoud overzichtelijk. Voldoet volledig aan de beschrijving van de cursus. (, )
Zeer verhelderend (, )
zeer informatief (, )
a répondu à mon attente (, )
Goed als 1ste cursus om meer theoretische achtergrond te hebben. (, )
Goede uitleg over de basisprincipes, op een relaxte manier gegeven (, )

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