XML fundamentals course

This course teaches the practical skills for working with XML: not only for creating and editing XML, but also for imposing structure, for validation, for searching and transforming XML. Most of these tasks are done with the popular XMLSpy tool.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

Everybody who wants to use the various aspects of XML programming and/or to acquire detailed insight: web publishers, developers, document managers, IT strategy and IT project managers.


No XML background is needed. For the generation of HTML pages an elementary knowledge of HTML is helpful but not required.

Main topics

  • Setting up an XML document
  • Validating with DTD
  • XML Schema:
  • elements & attributes
  • simple types & complex types
  • local & global elements / types
  • Namespaces
  • XPath: axis, node-test, predicate, functions
  • Transformation basics (XSLT):
  • transforming XML to flat text or HTML or XML

Training method

Lecturing with exercises.


3 days.

Course leader

Sandy Schillebeeckx, Peter Vanroose.


As I was the only atendee, we focused on some topics very specific for my needs

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Very good course. Teacher has good presentation skills and knowledge on the subject.

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goede uitleg en zeker omdat het online was

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Goed, ondanks dat mijn verwachting een tooltraining was

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Prima basis van xml

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