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Testimonials for DOM Level 2 HTML

These testimonials are in support of the W3C DOM Level 2 HTML Recommendation.


The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. We are very pleased to see the successful finalization of the DOM Level 2 HTML Specification as a W3C Recommendation. This specification completes the set of functionality envisioned for DOM Level 2, providing valuable features to support XHTML based document and user interface manipulations. The ATSC has normatively adopted a core subset of the DOM Level 2 HTML Specification for use in our DASE (DTV Application Software Environment) Standard, and we expect to see significant implementation activity and deployment of this technology in the terrestrial, cable, and satellite television markets. The ATSC was pleased to make a number of contributions to this work, and we will continue to contribute as this technology is deployed and evolves.

-- Mark S. Richer, President, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)

The DOM Level 2 HTML recommendation is a significant event in the development of key specifications for interacting with XML information. As members of the working group, we are pleased to have played a role in authoring this specification, enabling common approaches that applications can use to work with XML content. Standards such as DOM are highly beneficial and complementary to Corel's philosophy -- promoting open standards and XML as the ideal format for easily creating, re-using and distributing content.

-- Dr. Bruce Sharpe, Executive Vice President of XML Content Solutions, Corel Corporation

The Konqueror team is delighted to see DOM Level 2 HTML evolving to a standard. We believe in the need for such standards and have always tried to support them. For our upcoming release of Konqueror, which will be shipping with KDE 3.1, our goal is to be 100% compliant with DOM Level 2 HTML.

-- Lars Knoll, Konqueror Development Team, Konqueror

The W3C DOM HTML Level 2 standard represents important advances including better description of existing browsers, support for XHTML, and a much higher-quality standard than has been produced before thanks to a compliance test suite. Netscape is strongly committed to supporting this new level of standard along with other web standards because they are the foundation for interactive web content. We will continue to work within the W3C to define fundamental web standards such as the DOM Level 2 HTML and to support these standards in the Mozilla browser as well as in products based upon it such as the recent Netscape 7 browser.

-- Laura Yecies, Vice-President of Client Product Development at Netscape

NIST is very pleased to see the release of DOM Level 2 HTML. As the lead architect of the DOM Level 2 HTML test suite, we're proud of the fact that, not only is this recommendation being implemented by browser developers, but it is being implemented correctly. As a result of using the test suite, implementers are discovering their errors at an early stage, and releasing subsequent versions, that implement these features correctly. Consequently, the public gets to use higher quality software.

-- Mark Skall, Chief of the Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division at NIST


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