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XML and Semi-Structured Data on the Web

The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) smooths Web programming by providing a clear separation of presentation from structure in documents. This course surveys XML and semi-structure data technologies with the goal of understanding the problems and solutions arising from combining data from multiple sites and on-line databases. Students will learn the fundamentals of XML, the stylesheet and transformating language XSLT, the schema definition language X-Schema, tools that support Java-based XML programming, and some specialized applications such as Wireless Application Protocol. Focus is on manipulation of XML for data exchange, resource discovery, and the building of interactive web applications.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = CS 636 or CS 637 or CS 451/CS651 AND permission of instructor

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