XML: DTD and Schema Development


Description Welcome to the XML: DTD and Schema Development course. You have been introduced to XML and its various technologies and you worked with XML documents. XML documents with similar structures are easier to understand and maintain data. DTDs and schemas help you to validate the structure of an XML document. In this course, you will learn how to develop DTD and schema documents. Course Objective: You will create XML validating documents using DTDs and schemas.

This course is intended for individuals such as entry-level XML developers and analysts

Students must possess basic XML skills. To that end we recommend they take our XML: An Introduction (4th Edition) course.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the basic principles of DTD design and validation.
  • create a DTD.
  • identify the basic principles of XML schema design and validation.
  • create a schema document.
  • restrict the value of XML elements.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with DTDs
Topic 1A: Introduction to DTDs
Topic 1B: Overview of DTD Design
Topic 1C: Validate an XML Document with DTDs

Lesson 2: Creating a DTD
Topic 2A: Declare Elements in a DTD
Topic 2B: Declare Attributes in a DTD
Topic 2C: Create Entities
Topic 2D: Create Modular DTDs
Topic 2E: Validate an XML File Using JavaScript and XML DOM

Lesson 3: Getting Started with XML Schemas
Topic 3A: Introduction to XML Schemas
Topic 3B: Validate an XML Document with a Schema

Lesson 4: Creating a Schema Document
Topic 4A: Create Basic Schema Elements
Topic 4B: Add Attribute Elements to a Schema Document
Topic 4C: Create Attribute Groups
Topic 4D: Create Modular Schemas
Topic 4E: Create Additional Schema Elements

Lesson 5: Restricting the Value of XML Elements
Topic 5A: Maintain Unique Values in XML Elements
Topic 5B: Restrict Values of XML Elements with Facets