This specification defines the Document Object Model Load and Save Level 3, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically load the content of an XML document into a DOM document and serialize a DOM document into an XML document; DOM documents being defined in [DOM Level 2 Core] or newer, and XML documents being defined in [XML 1.0] or newer. It also allows filtering of content at load time and at serialization time.
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This document contains the Document Object Model Level 3 Load and Save 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.
It is based on the feedback received during the Candidate Recommendation period. An implementation report is available. Changes were mostly made in the handling of exceptions, and default value of parameters.
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