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CIS 234 XML Hybrid

Dr. Jon Storslee's

Office Hours



Class #11691 Wednesday: 5:30 to 9:00 - 3/22 to 5/10 2017


Class Schedule
Class Notes Topic Read Assignment Due Pts
3/22 Note 1 HTML Review & Intro XML Forward &

Resources & Fake Resume

3/29 20
Online Note 2 Elements, Attributes, & DTD Chapter 1 & 2 Fake XML Resume
& XML Address
3/29 100
3/29 Note 3 DTD & FTP Chapter 2 Add DTD to Projects 4/5 100
Online Note 4 Quiz 1 4/5 100
4/5 Note 5 CSS & XML CSS & CSS3 Add CSS to Projects 4/12 50
Online Note 6 Namespaces & Schema Schema & Chapter 5 Review different Namespaces    
4/12 Note 7 Schema Chapter 3 & 4 Add Schema to Projects 4/19 100
Online Note 8 Schema & XPath

Schema & Chapter 7

4/19 Note 9 XSL Chapter 6 Add XSL to Projects 4/26 100
Online Note 10 XSL Chapter 6      
4/26 Note 11 DOM & AJAX

Chapter 9

Final Project 5/6 200
Online Note 12 RSS & Soap Chapter 10 Quiz 2 5/3 100
Online Note 13 Security & Work on Final    
5/10   We meet @  E-142 on the Normal Day & Time to
Show off Final and then go to Pei Wei for a  Snack

CIS234 XML Book

Xml in Easy Steps (Required) 2nd edition
ISBN: 9781840783377
Author: McGrath


Student Handbook & Catalog:

All policies in the PVCC College Catalog, the PVCC Student Handbook, and specifically listed in this syllabus, apply to this course. Please consult the current PVCC College Catalog and Student Handbook and be familiar with all PVCC College and Maricopa Community College District policies.

Student Maricopa E-mail policy:

Your e-mail account is the official form of communication between PVCC and you.  You are responsible for reading college messages and responding accordingly.

Classroom Etiquette:
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during class instruction. Please arrive on time and listen respectfully while the instructor or other class members are speaking. Taping of lectures is allowed but please ask for permission from the instructor. Food and drink are not permitted in the classroom.

CIS 234 Course Learning Objectives

Contacting Jon
I check my email 2 to 3 times a day during the week (Monday - Thursday) and once a day on the weekend (Friday - Sunday). I usually will reply to any inquiry within 24 hours during the week and 48 hours on the weekend. Since I hold my office hours in the Computer Commons, I check my voicemail once every couple of weeks and you will be lucky if I return your call within the month. Consequently, you would be wise to contact me by email!


This class will show you how to create a well formed XML document that can be validated using a DTD or Schema and displayed using XSL. You will also learn how to use a DTD or Schema to create a valid XML document.

Class Procedure and Homework


Software instruction will usually take place in a classroom equipped with computers. You will be responsible for additional lab time outside of class to complete homework assignments and to prepare for tests.

I accept late assignments but they will be penalized so don't procrastinate. I will not grade more than 2 late assignments!

For Your Protection:

It is your responsibility to SAVE your assignments in a folder, on your computer or another removable media.  Keep these copies in a safe place until you have received your final grade.

Student Disabilities:
Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center, KSC-Building -119, 602.787.7170.
You will receive 60% for completing the example in class. 70 to 80% for improving upon the assignment in class. 90 to 100% for a completely new demonstration of that concept.

Your homework is not late until I finish grading the class.

I accept late assignments but I won't grade it until the end of the semester. You will receive only 70% of the grade you would have received if you turned the work in on time!


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