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Principles of Web Development

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Principles of Web Development
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-WEB
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ▄bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIB-WEB (P221-0023) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course
PIB-WEB (P221-0023) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kretschmer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kretschmer

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the structure of XML documents. They will be able to analyze the structure of existing documents and design a suitable schema. Students will be capable of converting XML documents with XSLT to HTML and creating a layout with CSS. They will be able to use JavaScript to access the content of XML documents (especially XHTML), process it, and output it in another format.

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Module content:
XML basics
XSL Transformations (XSLT)
XML schemas
Document Object Model (DOM)
Principles of JavaScript
JavaScript and the Document Object Model
Events in JavaScript
JavaScript and CSS

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, demonstration, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Flanagan, David: JavaScript - Das umfassende Referenzwerk, O┤Reilly, 2012.
Mozilla Developer Network,
Harold, E.R., MMeans W.S., XML in a Nutshell, O_Reilly, 2005
Kay, Michael: XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer┤s Reference 4th edition, Wrox Press, 2008.
W3C: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition),

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Module offered in:
WS 2022/23, WS 2021/22, WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20
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