This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 3 XPath. It provides simple functionalities to access a DOM tree using [XPath 1.0].
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This is a Candidate Recommendation of "DOM Level 3 XPath" and is based on the feedback received during the Last Call period. 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. Basic tests of features of this specification will be produced and used in this effort. The two implementations must be produced by different organizations. The Working Group expects to satisfy those requirements by 26 May 2003 and afterwards submit the tests to the DOM Test Suite. Please send reviews before the review period ends to the public mailing list email@example.com. An archive is available at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/.
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