Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification

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W3C Proposed Recommendation 05 February 2004

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Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C
Lauren Wood, SoftQuad, Inc. (WG Chair emerita, for DOM Level 1 and 2)
Gavin Nicol, Inso EPS (for DOM Level 1)
Jonathan Robie, Texcel Research and Software AG (for DOM Level 1 and 2)
Mike Champion, Arbortext and Software AG (for DOM Level 1 and 2)
Steve Byrne, JavaSoft (for DOM Level 1 until November 19, 1997)

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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].

This version enhances DOM Level 2 Core by completing the mapping between DOM and the XML Information Set [XML Information Set], including the support for XML Base [XML Base], adding the ability to attach user information to DOM Nodes or to bootstrap a DOM implementation, providing mechanisms to resolve namespace prefixes or to manipulate "ID" attributes, giving to type information, etc.

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This document contains the Document Object Model Level 3 Core specification and is a Proposed Recommendation. It has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM Working Group members. For more information about DOM, readers can also refer to DOM FAQ and DOM Conformance Test Suites.

It is based on the feedback received during the Candidate Recommendation period. An implementation report is available.

W3C Advisory Committee Representatives are now invited to submit their formal review via Web form, as described in the Call for Review. Additional comments may be sent to a Team-only list, dom-review@w3.org. The public is invited to send comments to the public mailing list www-dom@w3.org (public archive). The review period ends on 5 March 2004.

Publication as a Proposed 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.

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

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