Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification

Version 1.0

W3C Working Draft 07 December 2001

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Johnny Stenback, Netscape
Arnaud Le Hors, W3C team contact until October 1999, then IBM
Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C
Chris Wilson, Microsoft Corp. (for DOM Level 1 after January 1998)
Ian Jacobs, W3C (for DOM Level 1)
Mike Champion, ArborText (for DOM Level 1)
Scott Isaacs, Microsoft Corp. (for DOM Level 1 until January 1998)
Vidur Apparao, Netscape Communications Corp. (for DOM Level 1)


This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2 HTML, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and structure of HTML 4.0 and XHTML 1.0 documents. The Document Object Model Level 2 HTML builds on the Document Object Model Level 2 Core [DOM Level 2 Core].

The DOM Level 2 HTML is made of a set of specific interfaces to manipulate the structure and contents of an HTML document.

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This is a W3C Last Call Working Draft for review by W3C members and other interested parties. The Last Call review period ends on 7 January 2001. Please send review comments before the review period ends to www-dom@w3.org (archive).

It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than "work in progress". This is work in progress and does not imply endorsement by, or the consensus of, either W3C or members of the DOM Working Group or members of the HTML Working Group.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM Working Group members.

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR.

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