PB138 Modern Markup Languages and Their Applications

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Luděk Bártek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Adam Rambousek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Bruno Rossi, PhD (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Wed 10:00–11:50 D1
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB138/01: Fri 12:00–12:50 B117, L. Bártek
PB138/02: Fri 13:00–13:50 B117, L. Bártek
PB138/03: Thu 21. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 8:00–8:50 B130, A. Rambousek
PB138/04: Thu 21. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 9:00–9:50 B130, A. Rambousek
PB138/05: Wed 14:00–14:50 B130, B. Rossi
PB138/06: Wed 15:00–15:50 B130, B. Rossi
Basic knowledge of formal languages, as well as some experience in OO programming (preferably in Java) and databases is required. Moreover, basic orientation in a markup language (HTML) and Internet services is needed, too.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 200 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 14/200, only registered: 0/200, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/200
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is an introduction to modern markup languages predominantly based on or related to XML. It provides an overview of standards, processing, and technologies related to XML. After completion of the course, the student will be able to work independently to solve basic tasks involving XML processing.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- Explain the advantages, disadvantages and purpose of markup data and documents;
- actively use the terminology of markup documents, especially XML;
- select a suitable XML data model in a practical application (object model vs. event-driven processing);
- create a specific markup model in DTD, XML Schema, RelaxNG;
- create XPath expression as required;
- write XML data transformation in XSLT;
- write and run a query in XQuery;
- describe the characteristics of Internet technologies such as HTML 5, JavaScript, JSON, and other modern web standards;
- to describe the meaning and basic use of metadata describing XML resources, the RDF framework, ontology;
- to describe the meaning and basic use of data-driven systems, Extract-Transform-Load and Complex Event Processing (CEP).
  • Modern markup languages, Extensible Markup Language (XML), its syntax. Family of XML standards.
  • Standards for parsing and processing XML data. XML Document Object Model, event-driven processing, binding to concrete programming languages.
  • XML data models. Approaches to XML data modelling, schema languages (DTD, XML Schema, RelaxNG, Schematron). XML validation.
  • Navigation and Querying XML data. XLink, XPointer, XPath standards.
  • XML transformations, XSLT.
  • Query Languages for XML. Storing and processing XML data in relational and OO databases, XML data indexing, native XML databases. XQuery.
  • Metadata for describing XML resources, RDF framework, ontologies. Intro to Semantic Web.
  • XML and Internet technologies, HTML 5. JavaScript, JSON, and other modern web standards.
  • Data-driven systems, Extract-Transform-Load. Complex Event Processing.
  • SEELY, Scott. SOAP :cross platform internet development using XML. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2002. xiv, 391 s. ISBN 0-13-090763-4. info
  • BURKE, Eric M. Java and XSLT. 1. vyd. Sebastopol, CA, USA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2001. ISBN 0-596-00143-6. info
  • CAGLE, Kurt. Professional XML schemas. Birmingham: Wrox Press, 2001. xv, 691 s. ISBN 1-86100-547-4. info
  • KAY, Michael. XSLT :programmer's reference. 2nd ed. Birmingham: Wrox Press, 2001. xxxiii., 9. ISBN 1-86100-506-7. info
Teaching methods
The subject is taught as lectures, practices (labs) and a team project. Lectures present concepts and principles of markup languages, show demonstrations of XML technologies, development methods and tools. Labs in a PC room are aimed at solving individual tasks in the first half of the term, then at working on team projects.
Assessment methods
The subject is based on continuous scoring of four individually solved practical homeworks (together max. 12 points), a team project, where the ongoing work and the final result of the defense are scored (together max. 48 points) and the final written test (max. 40 points). Out of the total 100 points, for the successful completion of the course with an exam, one must obtain at least 70 points. For a completion as "credit", 60 points must be reached.
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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