Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ITCS206
Subject Name Markup Languages
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS201
Assessment Laboratory work 4 % Practical tests 20% Team Assignment total 26% Final Examination 50%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) can be regarded as a language for creating other languages. In this capacity XML has rapidly become ubiquitous in very many diverse areas of IT and is now regarded as an essential core area of knowledge for every IT practitioner. The primary aims of this subject are to enable students to acquire practical proficiency in exploiting XML and to be able to explain the relevance of XML for many IT and Business contexts. In addition to being a new area of study, by studying XML students can extend or re-enforce their understanding of related study areas, e.g., the students can develop their understanding of data modelling and object-orientation (via XML schemas and XML transformations). As a secondary aim (a minor but relevant part of the subject) the subject will provide a basic practical proficiency in manipulating HTML and hence construction of elementary web pages.

Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate practical proficiency with basic HTML (as a simpler markup language).2. Describe the origins of XML within the context of a discussion on Markup Languages.3. Explain what XML is, how it is relevant to the IT world today, and how its significance is rapidly growing.4. Identify and briefly describe a diverse range of applications for XML, including several obviously IT-oriented areas and some non-IT-oriented areas.5. Identify and describe a range of XML technologies including (for example) XML Schemas, XSLT - eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations, XPath, XQuery, and other emerging XML constructs. 6. Demonstrate practical proficiency at:- designing XML documents, data modelling using XML Schemas, XML transformations7. Describe some relationships between data modelling in XML and concepts from Object-Orientation.8. Demonstrate an introductory level of familiarity with advanced XML tools,e.g.XML