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About this Course

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The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 1. Welcome to XML

Here are today's topics in overview:

  • Markup languages
  • Introducing XML
  • Seeing XML in a browser
  • Well-formed and valid XML documents
  • Extracting data from XML documents
  • Working with XML validators
  • Seeing XML at work
  • Finding XML resources on the Internet

Introduction to Lesson 1

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

ExpandAll About Markup Languages
ExpandAll About XML
ExpandLooking at XML in a Browser
ExpandWorking with XML Data Yourself
ExpandStructuring Your Data
ExpandCreating Well-Formed XML Documents
ExpandCreating Valid XML Documents
ExpandHow XML Is Used in the Real World
ExpandOnline XML Resources

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Most recent revision: March 20, 2014