Web Computing

Module code: 927G7
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Laboratory, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination

In this module, you are introduced to the models and technologies used to provide Web Services (over the Internet) - in particular XML technologies.

You cover topics including:

  • XML
  • DTD
  • CSS
  • XML Schema
  • XML Transformation
  • servlets and Java APIs for parsing
  • processing documents.

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to the prevailing technologies underlying the emergence of the Web Service as a major computation model over the Internet.


Working knowledge of HTML.
Programming skills, in particular JAVA.
Basic understanding of networks.

Module learning outcomes

  • Solve simple problems in the design of Web Services.
  • Design document types, distinguishing semantic data from visual markup, and schemas to support web services.
  • Transform XML document using a variety of leading-edge technologies.
  • Understand the design of services in the large, as well as the specific use of best suited tools in the small.