Training can give you what you need to get started with markup-related technologies, or it can provide the last piece of the puzzle to complete your knowledge and let you work most effectively.

Our courses emphasise interaction, practical exercises, and examples from your field.

A qualified trainer will deliver the course at your location, wordwide, or in Dublin, Ireland, where Mentea is located. We have taught class sizes from one-to-one to a lecture theatre, although small class sizes are best for practical training.

Customised Training

The course outlines shown below can be mixed and matched or further customised to suit your needs, or a new, custom course can be developed for an even better fit to your particular requirements.

Training is most effective when it relates to what you already do and know. When we customise the course with examples from your own field, it helps you apply your new knowledge even sooner. Alternatively, courses can use general-purpose examples, which can be particularly useful when you’re just starting out and want to get a handle on how a technology is useful to you.

We can vary the course duration to suit your needs: a shorter course provides a technology overview and brings everyone up to speed with a common understanding, whereas a longer course gives you more time to cover the details and more time to spend on exercises.

Provides an introduction to XML markup, W3C XML Schema. The course is usually customised to use your documents and schema modules in its exercises.

This course suits someone who knows what XML is but has yet to look at the details of XML documents and W3C XML Schema.

Duration: 1 day or 2 days

Introduction to XSLT 2.0

Introduces XSLT 2.0 from the ground up. Suitable for those who are familiar with XML and want to get started with XSLT.

Duration: 1 day

XSLT Workshop

Delivered by one of the world's most experienced XSLT practitioners, XSLT Workshop sessions can be as structured or as free-form as you like. Depending on your requirements, it can cover selected finer points of using XSLT and XPath or it can be a collaboration with your developers working through particular issues in your own stylesheet or design.

Suitable only for those with experience using XSLT who want to take their usage and understanding to the next level.

Duration: 1 day or more

Introduction to XSL-FO

Introduces the features and capabilities of XSL-FO, the standard way to produce formatted output from XML.

Duration: Half day

Covers the big picture and the nitty-gritty of XSL-FO, the XML vocabulary developed at the W3C for specifying formatting semantics.

The course suits someone looking to format XML or HTML for print or electronic delivery with styling that could include headers and footers, multiple page designs, tables of contents, indexes, and other features.

Boilerplate XSLT stylesheets are provided for the exercises, but some knowledge of XSLT is assumed.

By the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Understand XSL-FO and its relationship with other W3C standards
  • Understand the XSL-FO processing model
  • Know how to use a range of FOs and properties
  • Know the lifecycle of a typical XSL-FO project

Covers the big picture and the nitty-gritty of XSL Formatting Objects.

Duration: 1, 2, or 3 days

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