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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 September 28

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
  • Lots of explanations for "off topic" questions.
  • Didn't make us feel stupid.
  • Not enough time to play with editor.
  • Not enough support when editor wasn't cooperating.
  • Got a good overview of SGML, HTML and XML.
  • More knowledge on XML - realizing it's not that complicated.
  • Thinking whether I'll remember all this on Monday.
  • Good instructor.
  • More time with practical examples would be good - perhaps a 2-day course.
  • Hands-on, can do your own DTD, great.
  • Hands-on specific for Regulatory should be longer.
  • Hands-on learning.
  • Didn't finish all material as hands-on.
  • Hands-on approach to learning.
  • Opportunity to ask questions.
  • Presented in a way that was both informative and entertaining.
  • Instructor was very helpful and knew the material very well.
  • Liked the fact that the instructor utilized a variety of teaching methods to address the different learning types (i.e. asking students for answers, using overhead and chart board, etc.).
  • Would like to have spent more time focusing on how to utilize XML documents such as the TPD 3011 forms. (Should have spent more time looking at 3011.dtd, mono.dtd.)
  • Session seemed very rushed near the end.
  • Spend more time on DTD rather than on creating the structured XML document.
  • We did not cover all of the overheads that were given to us.
  • This course could have been done over a 2-day period in order to cover all topics.
  • I would like to have another training follow-up session after I actually utilize XML at work.
  • Hands-on training.
  • Instructor approachable.
  • Environment facilitated questions.
  • Spend less time on basics and more on end product.