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Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB612
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PIB612 (P221-0027) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIBWN10 Music and Computers

[updated 14.01.2012]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kretschmer
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kretschmer

[updated 01.04.2006]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this module, students will:
-        understand the structure and definition of XML;
-        have a basic understanding of Unicode;
-        be able to develop DTDs and XML schemas;
-        have a thorough grounding in XLSTs and how to apply them to specified tasks;
-        have been introduced to object formatting;
-        know and be able to apply the programming interfaces SAX and DOM using Java;
-        have learned how to make efficient use of relevant development tools.

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Module content:
1. Introduction and fundamentals
        1.1. The structure of an XML document
        1.2. The Xerces XML parser
2. Document type definitions (DTDs)
        2.1. Validation
        2.2. Document type declarations
        2.3. Internal DTDs
        2.4. Declaration of elements
        2.5. Declaration of attributes
        2.6. Declaration of general entities
        2.7. Declaration of parameter entities
        2.8. Conditional sections
3. Namespaces
        3.1. Introduction
        3.2. Syntax
4. Unicode
        4.1. Coding
        4.2. Combined character sequences
        4.3. Character codes
        4.4. Coding and XML
        4.5. Tools
5. XSL Transformations (XSLT)
        5.1. XSLT processors
        5.2. The tree structure of an XML document
        5.3. Transformation procedures
        5.4. Templates
        5.5. Templates and template rules
        5.6. XSLT elements
6. Introduction to XPath
        6.1. Location paths
        6.2. Predicates
        6.3. Functions
7. Further XSLT elements
        7.1. Elements
8. XPath
        8.1. Data types
        8.2. Location steps
9. Further XSLT elements (part 2)
        9.1. Elements
        9.2. Empty space
10. Formatting objects
11. XML schemas
        11.1. Introduction
        11.2. Additional information
12. Simple API for XML (SAX)
        12.1. Introduction
        12.2. Residual program
        12.3. The ContentHandler interface
        12.4. The ErrorHandler interface
        12.5. Features and properties
        12.6. Filters
13. Document Object Model (DOM)
        13.1. Introduction
        13.2. DOM parser
        13.3. Tree structure
        13.4. Node types
                13.4.1. The node interface
                13.4.2. Node types
        13.5. DOM output
        13.5.1. Introduction
                13.5.2. Serialization procedure
                13.5.3. Formatting
        13.6. Creating a DOM tree
        13.7. Exercises
                13.7.1. Problem 16

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, demonstrations, practical exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
HAROLD E.R., MEANS W.S.:  XML in a Nutshell, OReilly, 2004
KAY M.:  XSLT 2.0, Wrox Press, 2004

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
SS 2012, SS 2011, SS 2010, SS 2009, SS 2008
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