Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Views Specification

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W3C Recommendation 13 November, 2000

Document Status Update 2011-09-22: This paragraph is informative. The concepts this document defines are obsolete. The 'document' and 'defaultView' attributes are defined in the HTML5 specification with simplified semantics. The Web Applications Working Group encourages implementation of these concepts as defined by HTML5.

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Arnaud Le Hors, W3C team contact until October 1999, then IBM
Laurence Cable, Sun Microsystems


This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2 Views, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content of a representation of a document. The Document Object Model Level 2 Views builds on the Document Object Model Level 2 Core [DOM Level 2 Core].

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This document has been reviewed by W3C Members and other interested parties and has been endorsed by the Director as a W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. W3C's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability of the Web.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM Working Group members. Different modules of the Document Object Model have different editors.

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The English version of this specification is the only normative version. Information about translations of this document is available at http://www.w3.org/2000/11/DOM-Level-2-translations.

The list of known errors in this document is available at http://www.w3.org/2000/11/DOM-Level-2-errata

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

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