Museums and the Web 2005
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Experienced professionals offer in-depth training at pre-conference workshops. Explore topics at an advanced or elementary level.

XML - Creating a data repository with presentation formats

Richard Morgan, Science Museum of Minnesota, USA

Workshop: XML Data Repository

In this workshop students will learn to create XML (extensible markup language) documents to store data. They will create rules for the use of your XML with DTDs (document type definitions) and Schemas. Then the students will use XSLT (extensible stylesheet language transformations) with XSL (extensible stylesheet language), XSL:FO (extensible stylesheet language : formatting objects) and XPATH to present the data in formats for the web, print documents and other presentation options such as SMIL (synchronized multimedia language) for multimedia presentations. Finally students will learn how to create graphics with SVG (scalable vector graphics).