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GRAD > CS > 639

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.

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