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Course details

This is an introduction to using XML (Extensible Markup Language) to enhance Web page design and for e-commerce applications. Topics include the structuring of an XML document, transforming an XML document into XHTML using XSL (Extensible StyleSheet Language) and XPath, creating a DTD (Document Type Definition) and an XML Schema to define the elements and attributes which are valid in a XML document. The course also introduces using XML in a Web publishing environment.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of MDIA 4305 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 32777


Tue Sep 12 - Tue Nov 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32777
  • $684.36
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 N/A N/A Online

Mary Anne Conforti

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. You will be expected to meet assignment deadlines according to the schedule on the course outline and directions of the instructor.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and use syntax appropriate to well-formed XML files
  • Correctly employ XSL StyleSheets and XPath to transform an XML file into XHTML for display on a web page
  • Use routines such as sorting, filters, iterations, conditional statements, and templates appropriate to XSL StyleSheets
  • Construct a DTD, and validate an XML document against the DTD
  • Construct a Schema, and validate an XML document against the Schema
  • Use an XML editor

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

XML in Web Publishing (MDIA 4305) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Web Technologies
    Certificate Part-time


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