Many people contributed to this specification, including members of the DOM Working Group and the DOM Interest Group. We especially thank the following:
Andy Heninger (IBM), Arnaud Le Hors (W3C and IBM), Bill Smith (Sun), Bill Shea (Merrill Lynch), Chris Lovett (Microsoft), Chris Wilson (Microsoft), David Brownell (Sun), Glenn Adams (ATSC), James Davidson (Sun), Joe Kesselman (IBM), Joe Lapp (webMethods), Joe Marini (Macromedia), Johnny Stenback (Netscape), Jonathan Marsh (Microsoft), Jonathan Robie (Texcel Research and Software AG), Kim Adamson-Sharpe (SoftQuad Software Inc.), Lauren Wood (SoftQuad Software Inc., former Chair), Laurence Cable (Sun), Mark Davis (IBM), Mark Scardina (Oracle), Martin Dürst (W3C), Mick Goulish (Software AG), Mike Champion (Arbortext and Software AG), Miles Sabin (Cromwell Media), Patti Lutsky (Arbortext), Paul Grosso (Arbortext), Peter Sharpe (SoftQuad Software Inc.), Phil Karlton (Netscape), Philippe Le Hégaret (W3C, W3C team contact and former Chair), Ramesh Lekshmynarayanan (Merrill Lynch), Ray Whitmer (iMall, Excite@Home, Netscape and Chair), Rich Rollman (Microsoft), Rick Gessner (Netscape), Tom Pixley (Netscape), Vidur Apparao (Netscape), Vinod Anupam (Lucent).
Thanks to all those who have helped to improve this specification by sending suggestions and corrections.
The W3C tried to produce the most useful and accurate specification as possible but we wouldn't have been able to do so without the help of the DOM Test Suite effort. Special thanks to Curt Arnold, Rick Rivello (NIST), Robert Clary (Netscape) and Dimitris Dimitriadis for the DOM Level 2 HTML Test Suite. The DOM Test Suite is based on the test suite developed by Mary Brady (NIST).
This specification was written in XML. The HTML, OMG IDL, Java and ECMAScript bindings were all produced automatically.
This document was generated using DOM Level 2. We used Xerces as the basis DOM implementation and wish to thank the authors. Philippe Le Hégaret and Arnaud Le Hors wrote the Java programs which are the DOM application.
The authors of the DOM Level 1 specification, members of the DOM Working Group, deserve much credit for their hard work:
Lauren Wood (SoftQuad, Inc., chair), Arnaud Le Hors (W3C, W3C staff contact), Andrew Watson (Object Management Group), Bill Smith (Sun), Chris Lovett (Microsoft), Chris Wilson (Microsoft), David Brownell (Sun), David Singer (IBM), Don Park (invited), Eric Vasilik (Microsoft), Gavin Nicol (INSO), Ian Jacobs (W3C), James Clark (invited), Jared Sorensen (Novell), Jonathan Robie (Texcel Research and Software AG), Mike Champion (ArborText and Software AG), Paul Grosso (ArborText), Peter Sharpe (SoftQuad, Inc.), Phil Karlton (Netscape), Ray Whitmer (iMall), Rich Rollman (Microsoft), Rick Gessner (Netscape), Robert Sutor (IBM), Scott Isaacs (Microsoft), Sharon Adler (INSO), Steve Byrne (JavaSoft), Tim Bray (invited), Tom Pixley (Netscape), Vidur Apparao (Netscape).
Thanks to Joe English, author of cost for helping so much in allowing us to develop a framework that made the production of this specification possible.
Thanks to Jan Kärrman, author of html2ps for helping so much in creating the Postscript version of the specification.
The editors of the first version of the DOM HTML module were Mike Champion (ArborText), Vidur Apparao (Netscape), Scott Isaacs (Microsoft, January 1998), Chris Wilson (Microsoft, after January 1998), and Ian Jacobs (W3C).