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XML 101

Instructor: Darla Ferrara

After you finish this course, you will understand the basics of XML, what it is, how it works and how you can use it in your work. With interactive lessons and the option to work with other people in the course, you'll be able to learn XML the way you want. Go at your own pace, or follow along with the weekly syllabus.

The class will cover:

  • Basic XML
  • XML rules and syntax
  • XML parsers and how they work
  • Elements and attributes
  • DTDs and Schemas
  • Namespaces
  • XSL and XSLT
  • As well as advanced XML technologies

Classes start every week. You will receive the weekly syllabus on Monday morning to your email address. You then have a week to complete the lessons, before you receive the next syllabus. You can take the class at your own pace, but you will receive the emails every week. If you lose a lesson, you can have it re-sent to you.

The XML 101 training class is free. The only cost to you is the time you spend working on the lessons. But there are a few things you should be aware of before you sign up:

  • You cannot change your email address in the middle of the class, so be sure to use an address you'll have for at least 10 weeks.
  • Due to the amount of email I receive, I cannot reply to the "anti-spam" measures for this class. So if you're using something that blocks email until a "real person" sends it, you'll need to turn it off to receive the class.
  • There is homework for this class, but it is not graded. If you need feedback, you should post your URLs to the Web Design forum.

Please Read

The class is sent out by an automated mailing system and sometimes lessons can come late or get lost in the mail. If that happens, please pick up the missing lesson here. If you reply to lessons that you have received you may not receive a timely response. It's much faster to get the missing lesson yourself.

And if you have any questions about the class, please be sure to read the FAQ before contacting me. Chances are, your question is already answered online.

Fill out the following form to receive the weekly course outlines and get started learning XML.

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