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The World Wide Web Consortium Issues DOM Level 1 as a W3C Recommendation

Interoperability for Dynamic Web Pages and XML Applications

Press Release

Josef Dietl, <jdietl@w3.org>, +33
America --
Ian Jacobs, <jacobs@w3.org>, +1.212.684.1814
Europe --
Ned Mitchell, <ned@ala.com>, +33 1 43 22 79 56
Andrew Lloyd, <allo@ala.com>, +44 127 367 5100
Asia --
Yumiko Matsubara, <matsubara@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170


"ArborText is committed to supporting the DOM in the next generation API for our XML products. Because the DOM enables interoperability among diverse software applications, it will serve as a vital component of powerful, scalable systems for creating, managing and delivering critical information."
-- Paul Grosso, VP of Research, ArborText, W3C Advisory Committee Representative

"IBM is delighted to see the Document Object Model become an official W3C Recommendation. This interface should allow programmers to exploit the growing range of component based solutions and lead to even more powerful web applications. DOM is a powerful tool for adding new value to the vast collection of data that companies have and will be found at the heart of most successful e-business solutions."
-- Robert LaBlanc, vice-president, Software Strategy, IBM

"The DOM will open a conduit for all structured business data using XML between servers and users' desktops, just as browsers opened the conduit for hypertext using HTML. This is why iMall has actively participated in the creation of this significant new Internet Technology. iMall's industry-leading E-Commerce offerings will gain great advantages from iMall's aggressively-scheduled deployment of DOM-based technologies."
-- Ray Whitmer, Senior developer, iMall

"The Document Object Model (DOM) plays a significant role in the W3C's mission to enable interoperability, independent of geographic, application, and functional boundaries. The DOM API will simplify traversal across and enable direct access to the ever-growing body of richly structured content on the Web. As such, Inso is committed to demonstrating the same leadership and innovation with the DOM as we have with XML."
-- Sebastian Holst, Vice President Product Management, Inso Corporation

"The DOM is a great first step towards providing developers and web authors with a common programming model for web pages and applications. A standard for web development is important to our customers and, consequently, we have led the industry in integrating internet standards such as the DOM into Microsoft's internet technologies. We are proud to have been an active contributor to the DOM standards process and will continue our involvement as the DOM evolves."
-- David Cole, Vice President, Web Client and Consumer Experience Division, Microsoft Corporation

"NCI supports the adoption of DOM 1, a milestone towards creating a global open interactive content framework. DOM 1 will aid NCI in accomplishing one of its core missions: creating an open enhanced TV platform. NCI customers and end users will benefit by enjoying a richer media environment."
-- Mark Vickers, Director of Technology, Network Computer Inc., W3C Advisory Committee Representative

"As an active member of the DOM working group, Netscape is very pleased by the release of the Document Object Model Level 1 specification as a W3C Recommendation, and will implement this specification in a future version of Netscape Navigator. Together with other standards like HTML, CSS, XML, and Netscape's scripting technology, JavaScript, the DOM will enable richer, more exciting user experiences on the Web and on Netscape Netcenter."
-- Jim Hamerly, VP Client Products, Netscape Communications Corporation

"The OMG applauds its partner consortium, the W3C, for completion of this important Web standard, and especially for the choice of OMG's technology-neutral CORBA IDL language for its specification. We see this as another clear move toward the ongoing merger of Web and distributed object technologies."
-- Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, The Object Management Group

Exchange of documents across multiple hardware and software platforms remains a challenge for enterprises. Broad adoption of the W3C DOM standard is an important step toward information distribution and sharing without vendor-imposed boundaries. Paradigm Development Corp. has incorporated the W3C DOM at the core of its ParaVista for MS Office Viewers. By combining the universal applicability of W3C DOM and the portability of 100% Pure Java, ParaVista users with UNIX and NC desktops can now view MS Office files with unmatched fidelity and cross-platform consistency.
-- Dr. Philip Mansfield, Research Department Head, Paradigm Development Corporation

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