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XML training, writing DTDs, reading XML Schemas, editing with XMetaL, using XML Authority.

One-day Hands-on Introduction to XML

Feedback for 2001 April 24

After a one-day XML course, students were asked for the best and worst aspects of the course.

Links to feedback for some other recent courses can be found on the training page.

Best Worst
  • Good explanations.
  • Make sure XMetaL is working beforehand.
  • Hands-on work.
  • Too many slides.
  • Provide a book for reference outside of the class.
  • Not enough hands-on.
  • XML overview/history.
  • SGML/HTML/XML relationship.
  • Features of XML e.g. DTD/flexibility/transformations.
  • Last 2 hours too detailed.
  • Need more hands-on/less info.
  • Hands-on in afternoon.
  • Explanation/definitions.
  • Features of XML/DTD/stylesheets.
  • Not enough hands-on - too much slide-watching.
  • Very good from academic point of view.
  • Bad from hands-on point-of-view. Need more working experience on tools like XMetaL, etc, etc.
  • The best part, I think, is the DTD and the intro.
  • The worst part is the part at the end.
  • Charlie has a good deliver style, is very informed and approachable, creating an environment conducive to knowledge transfer.
  • Not being experienced in HTML, references to HTML rules and practices were lost on me.
  • Thorough explanation of material.
  • Lighting was dark in front of room. Difficult to see writing on board.
  • Working through an exercise with an XML document, a DTD and a stylesheet.
  • Not enough time. (Obviously this is an introduction course, but if it was spread over a couple of days we could do more exercises. Otherwise, a very good course!