Existing application and web developers wishing to attain competency in the use of advanced XML techniques; systems analysts and systems designers needing a thorough knowledge of XML for the development of web-enabled applications.
familiarity with XML syntax; knowledge of the basic XML document model (prolog, body, epilog); an understanding of the importance of well-formedness in XML; an understanding of XML parsing and processing; prior experience with programming and markup languages. In addition, prior experience of stylesheet formatting (e.g. CSS) would be an advantage.
To use some W3C standards to extend XML