This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2, 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 Level 2 builds on the Document Object Model Level 1.
The DOM Level 2 is made of a set of core interfaces to create and manipulate the structure and contents of a document and a set of optional modules. These modules contain specialized interfaces dedicated to XML, HTML, an abstract view, generic stylesheets, Cascading Style Sheets, Events, traversing the document structure, and a Range object.
This specification is now in the Candidate Recommendation phase. This means the specification is stable, and there will be a period to allow implementation of the specification. After this CR phase ends, on January 19, the specification will move into the Proposed Recommendation phase and it will be sent to the W3C membership for review.
Should this specification prove impossible or very difficult to implement, the necessary changes to make it implementable will be made. If this specification is possible to implement, the only changes which will be made to this specification are minor editorial changes and clarifications.
This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM WG members. Different modules of the Document Object Model have different editors.
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