One strength of XML is that it can be understood just by looking at it. Behind that simple facade lies some features that require study and explanation.
This presentation will focus on the features and syntax of XML that can not be understood just by looking at sample XML. Some of the features discussed: name spaces, processing instructions, character encodings, schemas, DTDs, CDATA, and how to choose a parser.
After the syntax discussion, I will demonstrate some of the common tools used with XML: XSLT, XSL-FO, XMLSpy, FireFox, and others.
Michael has been working IT industry since 1989 when he switched from automotive embedded systems. Since that time he has been involved in projects related to moving mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using opensource technologies. Projects have included a CICS emulater written in C, a source code control and configuration system built on top of cvs, a DFSORT like set of utilities that work similar to sed/grep/sort tools on unix, and a JCL to bash conversion scheme. You can reach Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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