Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification

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W3C Proposed Recommendation 27 September, 2000

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Mark Davis, IBM
Arnaud Le Hors, W3C team contact until October 1999, then IBM
Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C, team contact (from November 1999)
Jonathan Robie, Texcel Research and Software AG
Lauren Wood, SoftQuad Software Inc., chair


This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2 Core, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and structure of documents. The Document Object Model Level 2 Core builds on the Document Object Model Level 1 Core.

The DOM Level 2 Core is made of a set of core interfaces to create and manipulate the structure and contents of a document. The Core also contains specialized interfaces dedicated to XML.

Status of this document

This is a W3C Proposed Recommendation for review by W3C members and other interested parties. W3C Advisory Committee Members are invited to send formal comments, visible only to the W3C Team, to dom-review@w3.org until October 25, 2000.

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

Publication as a Proposed Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C membership. This is still a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite W3C Proposed Recommendations as other than "work in progress."

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.

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR.

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