- Arnaud Le Hors, W3C
- Robert S. Sutor, IBM Research (for DOM Level 1)
Several of the following term definitions have been borrowed or
modified from similar definitions in other W3C or standards
documents. See the links within the definitions for more
- An ancestor node of any node A is any node above A in a
tree model of a document, where "above" means "toward the
- A child is an immediate descendant node of a node.
- A descendant node of any node A is any node below A in a
tree model of a document, where "below" means "away from the
- DOM Level
- The term "DOM Level 0" refers to a mix (not formally specified)
of HTML document functionalities offered by Netscape Navigator
version 3.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0. In some
cases, attributes or methods have been included for reasons of
backward compatibility with "DOM Level 0".
- An object is live if any change to the underlying
document structure is reflected in the object.
- Two nodes are siblings if they have the same parent
- The description given to various information items (for
example, attribute values of various types, but not including the
StringType CDATA) after having been processed by the XML processor.
The process includes stripping leading and trailing white space,
and replacing multiple space characters by one. See the definition
of tokenized type.
- A document is well-formed if it is tag valid and
entities are limited to single elements (i.e., single
- XML name
- See XML
name in the XML specification ([XML]).