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Module 553150: XML (WS 2020/2021)

Module 553150
XML (WS 2020/2021)






If you have any questions concerning this course or the exam as a participant, please contact us via OPAL.

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The tutorials will start in the first week of November via BigBlueButton. The access code is provided to all course participants via OPAL.

The lecture will take place as a live online event in a bi-weekly fashion. Please check our course calendar regularly for the concrete dates and webroom link. We will publish additional material at the bottom of this website for your time-independent self-study each other week.

The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020. You can join the lecture via Zoom. The access code was sent to you as a course participant in advance via OPAL.

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The XML Tools lecture is typically offered in the winter semester.
SWS (V/Ü/S/P):2/2/0/0


eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is the basis of a number of developments in the World Wide Web. XML plays a central role in data transport and integration as well as in many modern software applications. The course offers a basic introduction into XML and its applications in different contexts of distributed systems, distributed software and Web. Various state-of-the-art application scenarios and pragmatic tools are presented. The topics covered:

  • Introduction to Markup languages and XML
  • Basic approaches, such as DTD, XML schemas, XML editors, XML applications, linking, XPath, XSL/XSLT
  • Data formats and tools, i.e. SVG, RSS
  • Semantics Formats and tools, i.e. RDF, OWL, digital rights with Creative Commons
  • User interface Formats and tools, i.e. XHTML, XForms, MicroFormats
  • Application logic Formats and tools, i.e. existing XML Web Services for advertising, blogs, collaboration, content analysis, E-commerce, maps, social bookmarking, search, sight/sound/motion, storage, tagging

Qualification Objectives

  • Basic understanding of Markup languages
  • Familiarity with XML applications and tools
  • Ability to make use of XML applications and XML Web services in the creation of sophisticated distributed applications
  • Basic Semantic Web knowledge
  • Ability to use metadata technologies, in particular for realizing Semantic Web resources.

Prerequisites (Recommended)

Computer Networks (Rechnernetze)

Semester Recommendation

Bachelor Informatik
Bachelor Angewandte Informatik
Master Informatik
(unless already taken in Bachelor)
Master Angewandte Informatik
(unless already taken in Bachelor)
Master Web Engineering
(unless already taken in Bachelor)
Master Informatik für Geistes und Sozialwissenschaftler
(unless already taken in Bachelor)



Tuesday, 15:30 - 17:00, via Zoom.


Monday, 15:30 - 17:00, via BBB.

Thursday, 15:30 - 17:00, via BBB.

Friday, 13:45 - 15:15, via BBB.

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Lecture Slides

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