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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
11 May1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT)  guaranteed
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 280 evaluations)


Heel goed, erg leerzaam en bruikbaar. Niet al te veel de diepte in, goede kenismaking. (, )
prima module, geeft inzicht in XML, zoals verwacht (, )
veel theorie, wel leerzaam, helaas geen praktijk (, )
Goede structuur van de opleiding. Prachtige introductie (, )
Goede uitleg over de basisprincipes, op een relaxte manier gegeven (, )
Zeer nuttig, soms iets te diep in de materie (, )
Prima; voldoet boven verwachting; leerzaam en gezellig. (, )
Goede snelheid (, )
Goed, de documentatie zou wat uitgebreider kunnen (, )
Geeft een goed beeld van XML (, )

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