Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification

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W3C Working Draft 14 January 2002

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Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C, WG Chair
Gavin Nicol, Inso EPS (for DOM Level 1)
Lauren Wood, SoftQuad, Inc. (WG Chair emerata, for DOM Level 1 and 2)
Mike Champion, ArborText and Software AG (for DOM Level 1 from November 20, 1997)
Steve Byrne, JavaSoft (for DOM Level 1 until November 19, 1997)


This specification defines the Document Object Model Core Level 3, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents. The Document Object Model Core Level 3 builds on the Document Object Model Core Level 2 [DOM Level 2 Core].

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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 document contains the Document Object Model Level 3 Core specification.

This is a Working Draft for review by W3C members and other interested parties.

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.

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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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