Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification

Version 1.0

W3C Candidate Recommendation 05 June 2002

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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)

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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 4.01] 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] and is not backward compatible with DOM Level 1 HTML [DOM Level 1].

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 the 05 June 2002 W3C Candidate Recommendation of "DOM Level 2 HTML". W3C publishes a technical report as a Candidate Recommendation to indicate that the document is believed to be stable, and to encourage implementation by the developer community. Candidate Recommendation status is described in section 5.2.3 of the Process Document.

The DOM Working Group expects to request that the Director advance this specification to Proposed Recommendation after the DOM Working Group documents two interoperable implementations of at least one normative binding. The two implementations must be produced by different organizations. The review period ends on 1 July 2002. Please send review comments before the review period ends to www-dom@w3.org (archive).

Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than "work in progress."

Some changes from DOM Level 1 HTML are incompatible with that specification but represent more accurately the state of deployed software. Therefore, this specification renders the DOM Level 1 HTML Recommendation obsolete. W3C strongly suggests that developers and authors conform to DOM Level 2 HTML instead.

Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the Working Group's public patent disclosure page.

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

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

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