Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Validation Specification

Version 1.0

W3C Recommendation 27 January 2004

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Ben Chang, Oracle
Joe Kesselman, IBM (until September 2001)
Rezaur Rahman, Intel Corporation (until July 2001)

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This specification defines the Document Object Model Validation Level 3, a platform- and language-neutral interface. This module provides the guidance to programs and scripts to dynamically update the content and the structure of documents while ensuring that the document remains valid, or to ensure that the document becomes valid.

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 is the Recommendation of "DOM Level 3 Validation". No changes were done to this specification since the Proposed Recommendation version.

Comments on this document should be sent to the public mailing list www-dom@w3.org. An archive is available at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/.

An implementation report, along with the test suite, is also available.

This is a stable document and has been endorsed by the W3C Membership and the participants of the DOM working group. The English version of this specification is the only normative version. Information about translations of this document is available at http://www.w3.org/2004/01/DOM-Level-3-translations.

The list of known errors in this document is available at http://www.w3.org/2004/01/DOM-Level-3-errata.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM Working Group participants.

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

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