W3C

Web Components Current Status

This page summarizes the relationships among specifications, whether they are finished standards or drafts. Below, each title links to the most recent version of a document.

Completed Work

W3C Recommendations have been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and are endorsed by the Director as Web Standards. Learn more about the W3C Recommendation Track.

Group Notes are not standards and do not have the same level of W3C endorsement.

Group Notes

2014-03-18

HTML Templates

Describes a method for declaring inert DOM subtrees in HTML and manipulating them to instantiate document fragments with identical contents

Drafts

Below are draft documents: Last Call Drafts, other Working Drafts . Some of these may become Web Standards through the W3C Recommendation Track process. Others may be published as Group Notes or become obsolete specifications.

Last Call Drafts

2013-10-24

Custom Elements

This document describes the method for enabling the author to define and use new types of DOM elements in a document.

Other Working Drafts

2014-06-17

Shadow DOM

Describes a method of establishing and maintaining functional boundaries between DOM subtrees and how these subtrees interact with each other within a document tree.

2014-03-11

HTML Imports

This document defines a way to include and reuse HTML documents in other HTML documents.

Obsolete Specifications

These specifications have either been superseded by others, or have been abandoned. They remain available for archival purposes, but are not intended to be used.

Retired

2014-07-24

Introduction to Web Components

Provides an overview of Web Components.