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Unformatted text preview: 1.264 Lecture 14 XML What is XML? • Extensible Markup Language (XML) is: – a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard for – a file format to – easily and cheaply distribute electronic documents on the World Wide Web – extensible, not frozen like HTML – supporting rich structure, like objects or hierarchies or relationships – supporting validation and well­formed properties – avoiding applets, scripts, plug­ins, etc. – separating form (how it looks) from content (what it is) Markup languages • Many markup languages exist – MS Word uses Rich Text Format (RTF), a proprietary markup language (next version of MS Office will use XML) – WordPerfect – HTML – XML (Interleaf word processors have used XML for many years) – SGML • These store tags (markup) in addition to raw text • XML and HTML are subsets of SGML – XML provides 80% of SGML function with 20% of its complexity – SGML spec is 155 pages; XML spec is 35 pages – Removed all optional features of SGML XML Concepts • XML is self­describing and can be validated: – XML document contains the business rules to which its data must conform – Rules can be reused in other documents: documents can be more specialized types (inheritance) of a base type • XML applications – Data interchange format between computers • Using Web server as data channel between databases • Automated processing of documents exchanged – Common format for Web, electronic, paper documents, ... • XML as a general markup language • XML used for manuals, CDs, help and other text documents • Handled by standard browsers (IE, Mozilla, Netscape…) – Remote procedure call/invocation protocol • Executes Web services or processes on other computers XML Tools • XHTML displays data – CSS formats XHTML pages • XML describes data – XSLT formats XML pages (different handling of tags) • XML has other associated languages – DTD: Document type definition: business rules • Not XML itself (oddly), being replaced by XML Schema – XML Schema – XSLT: extensible stylesheet language/transformation • Can also do ‘simple’ transformations of tags – XPath sublanguage for dynamic hyperlinks, queries – Others: RDF, XForms, … see www.w3c.org XML Document Structure • HTML: – Head – Body • Tags are predefined in HTML (or XHTML) standard • XML: – Prolog • XML declaration (defines version) • Document type declaration: DTD (defines tags) • Stylesheet declaration, etc. – Body • Tags describe data elements • Tags are defined in DTD or XSchema document, which anyone can create XML Document Type Declarations • Well formed document – Follows XML syntax but may not be valid – Used by browsers to accept XML documents that have already been validated by a server • No need to download the DTD and revalidate • Valid document – Follows all rules: • e.g. #REQUIRED for an element Example 1: XML file only <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf­8"?> version="1.0" encoding="utf version="1.0" encoding="utf­ <MEMO> <MEMO> <MEMO> <TO>[email protected]</TO> <TO>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <FROM>[email protected]</FROM> <FROM>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <CC>[email protected]</CC> <CC>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <SUBJECT>XML example</SUBJECT> example</SUBJECT> <SUBJECT>XML example</SUBJECT> <BODY>This is an example of an XML document. We use use <BODY>This is an example of an XML document. We use email since it's familiar; we could use a purchase purchase email since it's familiar; we could use purchase order, catalog item, bus route, etc. Note that we order, catalog item, bus route, etc. Note that we can redefine the body tag, unlike HTML. In fact, we can redefine the body tag, unlike HTML. In fact, we can define any set of tags we wish. These tags tags can define any set of tags we wish. These tags define the meaning, not the display appearance of define the meaning, not the display appearance of the document. document. the document. </BODY> </BODY> </BODY> </MEMO> </MEMO> </MEMO> Memo.xml XML exercise • In Dreamweaver, File­>New: Basic, XML – Type a short memo in XML format: follow last slide example – File­> Check Page ­> Validate as XML • Make a deliberate error to see what happens • File­> New: Basic, XSLT entire page – Select XML file you just created – Look at Bindings panel to see the XML schema • • • • Drag each tag into document window in a separate paragraph Hit F12 to preview in XML and XSL files in browser – Use Internet Explorer only (examples not generalized for all browsers) Examine Code view briefly XSLT styles and transforms XML pages: – For browser display – For translation to and from databases Example 2: XML and DTD <?xml version="1.0"?> version="1.0"?> <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE MEMO SYSTEM “Memo.dtd"> MEMO SYSTEM MEMO SYSTEM <MEMO LANGUAGE="Western" ENCRYPTED="128" ENCRYPTED="128" <MEMO LANGUAGE="Western" ENCRYPTED="128" PRIORITY="HIGH"> PRIORITY="HIGH"> PRIORITY="HIGH"> <TO>[email protected]</TO> <TO>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <FROM>[email protected]</FROM> <FROM>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <CC>[email protected]</CC> <CC>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <BCC>[email protected]</BCC> <BCC>[email protected]< [email protected] [email protected] <SUBJECT>Sample Document with External DTD</SUBJECT> DTD</SUBJECT> <SUBJECT>Sample Document with External DTD</SUBJECT> <BODY> <BODY> <BODY> This is the monthly &MITREMINDER;. &MITREMINDER;. This is the monthly &MITREMINDER;. </BODY> </BODY> </BODY> </MEMO> </MEMO> </MEMO> Memo2.xml Example 2: XML and DTD <?xml version="1.0"?> version="1.0"?> <?xml version="1.0"?> <!ELEMENT MEMO (TO+, FROM, CC*, BCC*, SUBJECT?, BODY?)> BODY?)> <!ELEMENT MEMO (TO+, FROM, CC*, BCC*, SUBJECT?, BODY?)> <!ATTLIST MEMO MEMO <!ATTLIST MEMO (Western|Greek|Latin|Universal Western|Greek|Latin|Universal) LANGUAGE (Western|Greek|Latin|Universal) "Western" Western|Greek|Latin|Universal ENCRYPTED CDATA #IMPLIED #IMPLIED ENCRYPTED CDATA #IMPLIED PRIORITY (NORMAL|LOW|HIGH) "NORMAL"> "NORMAL"> PRIORITY (NORMAL|LOW|HIGH) "NORMAL"> <!ELEMENT TO (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT TO (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT FROM (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT FROM (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT CC (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT CC (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT BCC (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT BCC (#PCDATA)> <!ATTLIST BCC BCC <!ATTLIST BCC HIDDEN CDATA #FIXED "TRUE"> "TRUE"> HIDDEN CDATA #FIXED "TRUE"> <!ELEMENT SUBJECT (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT SUBJECT (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT BODY (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> <!ELEMENT BODY (#PCDATA)> <!ENTITY MITREMINDER "reminder to turn in all timesheets"> timesheets"> <!ENTITY MITREMINDER "reminder to turn in all timesheets"> Memo.dtd Document Type Definition • DOCTYPE: class (type) of document – Placed in XML file, refers to DTD file to be used to validate • ELEMENT: object in document – Either all valid values are given in a list in (), or – The element is defined later in the DTD file – Symbols: +: 1 or more, *: 0 or more, ?:0 or 1, none: exactly 1 • ATTLIST: valid attribute list for element – – – – – #CDATA: character data #PCDATA: parsed character data (can’t have < > &…) #REQUIRED: element must be present #IMPLIED: element optional, no default value #FIXED: attribute value is fixed • ENTITY: a constant value • | means OR Example 3: XHTML file with XML, DTD • Examine ChemicalProduct.xml in Dreamweaver – Contains two chemicals • Examine ChemicalProduct.dtd in Dreamweaver – Contains tag definitions, validation (very simple) • Open ChemicalProduct.htm in Dreamweaver – Preview in browser – <xml> tag is Microsoft extension, used for simplicity here • We can validate the .xml file against the .dtd file – There are many XML validators available, and your supply chain applications, etc. have them – Run ValidateXML.htm (preview in browser) and check Memo.xml and ChemProduct.xml • Make a deliberate mistake in a tag and see what happens Example 3: ChemProduct.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso­ version="1.0" encoding="iso <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso­8859­1"?> version="1.0" CATALOG SYSTEM "C <!DOCTYPE CATALOG SYSTEM "ChemProduct.dtd"> <CATALOG> <CATALOG> <CATALOG> <CHEMICAL> <CHEMICAL> <CHEMICAL> <UNNBR>2796</UNNBR> <UNNBR>2796</UNNBR> <UNNBR>2796</UNNBR> <CHEMICALNAMES>Battery fluid acid</CHEMICALNAMES> acid</CHEMICALNAMES> <CHEMICALNAMES>Battery fluid acid</CHEMICALNAMES> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <HAZCLASS>8</HAZCLASS> <HAZCLASS>8</HAZCLASS> <HAZCLASS>8</HAZCLASS> </CHEMICAL> </CHEMICAL> </CHEMICAL> <CHEMICAL> <CHEMICAL> <CHEMICAL> <UNNBR>1738</UNNBR> <UNNBR>1738</UNNBR> <UNNBR>1738</UNNBR> <CHEMICALNAMES>Chloride </CHEMICALNAMES> </CHEMICALNAMES> <CHEMICALNAMES>Chloride </CHEMICALNAMES> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <QTYLIMIT>30L</QTYLIMIT> <HAZCLASS>6.1</HAZCLASS> <HAZCLASS>6.1</HAZCLASS> <HAZCLASS>6.1</HAZCLASS> </CHEMICAL> </CHEMICAL> </CHEMICAL> </CATALOG> </CATALOG> </CATALOG> Example 3: ChemProduct.dtd <?xml version="1.0"?> version="1.0"?> <?xml version="1.0"?> <!ELEMENT CATALOG (CHEMICAL+)> <!ELEMENT CATALOG (CHEMICAL+)> (CHEMICAL+)> <!ELEMENT CHEMICAL (UNNBR, CHEMICALNAMES, QTYLIMIT, HAZCLASS)> HAZCLASS)> <!ELEMENT CHEMICAL (UNNBR, CHEMICALNAMES, QTYLIMIT, HAZCLASS)> <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT <!ELEMENT UNNBR (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> UNNBR (#PCDATA)> CHEMICALNAMES (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> CHEMICALNAMES (#PCDATA)> QTYLIMIT (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> QTYLIMIT (#PCDATA)> HAZCLASS (#PCDATA)> (#PCDATA)> HAZCLASS (#PCDATA)> Example 3: ChemProduct.htm html PUBLIC "­//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitio <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "­//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1­ "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1­transitional.dtd"> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <head> <head> <meta http­equiv="Content­Type" content="text/html; http http­equiv="Content­ charset=iso =iso­ charset=iso­8859­1" /> <title>Untitled Document</title> Document</title> <title>Untitled Document</title> </head> </head> </head> <body> <body> <body> <xml <xml <xml src=" hemProduct.xml" ="ChemProduct.xml src="ChemProduct.xml" id="xmldso mldso" id="xmldso" async="false async="false"> </xml> </xml> </xml> <table <table <table datasrc="# ="#x datasrc="#xmldso" "# width="100%" width="100%" width="100%" border="1"> border="1"> border="1"> Continued on next page next page ... Continued on next page Example 3: ChemProduct.htm, part 2 thead <thead> thead> head th>UN Number</t >UN Number</ <th>UN Number</th> Number</ th>Chemical Names</t >Chemical Names</ <th>Chemical Names</th> Names</ th>Quantity Limit</t >Quantity Limit</ <th>Quantity Limit</th> Limit</ th>Hazardous Material Class</t >Hazardous Class</ <th>Hazardous Material Class</th> Class</ </thead head> </thead> <tr align="left"> align="left"> datafld="UNNBR"> <td><span datafld="UNNBR"></span></td> datafld="CHEMICALNAMES"></span>< <td><span datafld="CHEMICALNAMES"></span></td> datafld="QTYLIMIT"></s <td><span datafld="QTYLIMIT"></span></td> datafld="HAZCLASS"></s <td><span datafld="HAZCLASS"></span></td> </t </tr> </table> </table> </table> </body> </body> </body> </html> </html> </html> Example 4: XSchema • XSchema is an XML language that replaces DTDs, which are not XML • XSchema defines the business rules for an XML document in a database­oriented way, and allows for validation – Validation may be done on the server sending the XML document, the client receiving the document, or both • Open Memo.xsd, the XSchema file – Its business rules are identical to those in Memo.dtd XSchema <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF­8" ?> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF­ version="1.0" encoding="UTF xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <xs:element name="BCC"> <xs:complexType mixed="true"> name="HIDDEN" type="x type=" <xs:attribute name="HIDDEN" type="xs:string" type=" use="required" fixed="TRUE" /> use="required" fixed="TRUE" /> </xs:complexType s:complexType> </xs:complexType> s:complexType </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element <xs:element name="BODY"> <xs:complexType mixed="true" /> </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element <xs:element name="CC"> <xs:complexType mixed="true" /> </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element XSchema, p. 2 <xs:element name=“MEMO"> xs:complexType> xs:complexType <xs:complexType> s:complexType xs:sequence> xs:sequence <xs:sequence> s:sequence maxOccu s= <xs:element ref="TO" maxOccurs="unbounded" /> <xs:element ref="FROM" /> ref="CC" <xs:element ref="CC" minOccurs="0" ref="CC" maxOccurs="unbound maxOccurs="unbounded" /> ref="BCC" <xs:element ref="BCC" minOccurs="0" ref="BCC" maxOccurs="unbound maxOccurs="unbounded" /> ref="SUBJECT" <xs:element ref="SUBJECT" minOccurs="0" /> ref="SUBJECT" ref="BODY" <xs:element ref="BODY" minOccurs="0" /> ref="BODY" </xs:sequence s:sequence> </xs:sequence> s:sequence name="PRIORITY" use="optional" <xs:attribute name="PRIORITY" use="optional" default="NORMAL"> default="NORMAL"> default="NORMAL"> xs:simpleType> xs:simpleType <xs:simpleType> s:simpleType base=" ase="x <xs:restriction base="xs:NMTOKEN"> <xs:enumeration value="NORMAL" /> <xs:enumeration value="LOW" /> <xs:enumeration value="HIGH" /> </xs:restriction> </xs:restriction s:restriction> s:restriction </xs:simpleType s:simpleType> </xs:simpleType> s:simpleType </xs:attribute s:attribute> </xs:attribute> s:attribute name="ENCRYPTED" type="x ame="ENCRYPTED" type=" type=" <xs:attribute name="ENCRYPTED" type="xs:string" use="optional" /> use="optional" /> XSchema, p.3 name="LANGUAGE" use="optional" <xs:attribute name="LANGUAGE" use="optional" default="Western"> default="Western"> default="Western"> xs:simpleType> xs:simpleType <xs:simpleType> s:simpleType base=" ase="x <xs:restriction base="xs:NMTOKEN"> val <xs:enumeration value="Western" /> <xs:enumeration value="Greek" /> <xs:enumeration value="Latin" /> value=" <xs:enumeration value="Universal" /> </xs:restriction> </xs:restriction s:restriction> s:restriction </xs:simpleType s:simpleType> </xs:simpleType> s:simpleType </xs:attribute s:attribute> </xs:attribute> s:attribute </xs:complexType s:complexType> </xs:complexType> s:complexType </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element <xs:element name="FROM"> <xs:complexType mixed="true" /> </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element name="S <xs:element name="SUBJECT"> <xs:complexType mixed="true" /> </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element <xs:element name="TO"> <xs:complexType mixed="true" /> </xs:element s:element> </xs:element> s:element </xs:schema s:schema> </xs:schema> s:schema Example 5: AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) • XML documents can be formatted by the XSLT language – It applies styles to an XML document for display to a human user – It queries (selects) values from an XML document for display or transmission to another system – It uses the XPath XML sublanguage for queries and flexible hyperlinks • Dreamweaver generates XML and XSL combinations – Plants.xml and Plants.xsl are the next example – Combine this with some Javascript for a nice user interface • Security problems still exist with Javascript Example 5: Plants.xml <CATALOG> <CATALOG> <PLANT> <PLANT> <PLANT> <COMMON>Bloodroot</COMMON> <COMMON>Bloodroot</COMMON> <COMMON>Bloodroot</COMMON> <BOTANICAL>Sanguinaria <BOTANICAL>Sanguinaria canadensis</BOTANICAL> <ZONE>4</ZONE> <ZONE>4</ZONE> <ZONE>4</ZONE> <LIGHT>Mostly Shady</LIGHT> Shady</LIGHT> <LIGHT>Mostly Shady</LIGHT> <PRICE>$2.44</PRICE> <PRICE>$2.44</PRICE> <PRICE>$2.44</PRICE> <AVAILABILITY>031507</AVAILABILITY> <AVAILABILITY>031507</AVAILABILITY> <AVAILABILITY>031507</AVAILABILITY> </PLANT> </PLANT> </PLANT> <PLANT> <PLANT> <PLANT> <COMMON>Columbine</COMMON> <COMMON>Columbine</COMMON> <COMMON>Columbine</COMMON> can s< <BOTANICAL>Aquilegia canadensis</BOTANICAL> <ZONE>3</ZONE> <ZONE>3</ZONE> <ZONE>3</ZONE> <LIGHT>Mostly Shady</LIGHT> Shady</LIGHT> <LIGHT>Mostly Shady</LIGHT> <PRICE>$9.37</PRICE> <PRICE>$9.37</PRICE> <PRICE>$9.37</PRICE> <AVAILABILITY>030607</AVAILABILITY> <AVAILABILITY>030607</AVAILABILITY> <AVAILABILITY>030607</AVAILABILITY> </PLANT> </PLANT> </PLANT> Example 5: Customer.xml <CUSTOMERS> <CUSTOMERS> <CUSTOMER> <CNAME></CNAME> <PNAME></PNAME> <QUANTITY></QUANTITY> <PRICE></PRICE> <DATE></DATE> </CUSTOMER> </CUSTOMERS> Example 5 concluded • PlantCatalog.htm – Javascript to show plant catalog, allow selection, accumulate plants purchased – XHTML to format and display the page • Tables, buttons – XML DSO (Data Source Object) used to parse XML • Read Plant.xml • Write Customer.xml XML and databases • Databases can read and write XML – Tables and relationships can be expressed in DTDs or XSchema (xsd) – XML files that are database fragments can be exchanged between clients and servers • Domain tables can be sent as XML for validation • Data tables can be sent as XML for document transfer and transactions – XSLT can translate (the T in XSLT) from one set of XML tags to another • Allow integration between two supply chain partners who don’t have exactly the same document standards – Web services (next lecture) are a standard way of using XML and related standards between databases Summary • XML documents hold self­describing data – Hierarchies, objects, database tables can be sent – Extensible, flexible, decided by industry groups, partners • XSL documents can format XML documents and transform (XSLT) tag names, data types, etc. • DTDs can validate XML documents – URL has the DTD that server or client can use – DTDs are limited: can’t define data types, etc. • XSchema can validate XML documents – More structured, more extensive than DTDs • Databases can read and write XML – Web servers can send and receive XML as payload in HTTP, much like HTML pages – Microsoft has made XML the markup language in Office – Putting a disruptive technology in place to automate commerce ...
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