Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification

Version 1.0

W3C Candidate Recommendation 07 October 2002

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Johnny Stenback, Netscape
Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C
Arnaud Le Hors, W3C and IBM (until November 2000)

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This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2 HTML, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and structure of [HTML 4.01] and [XHTML 1.0] documents. The Document Object Model Level 2 HTML builds on the Document Object Model Level 2 Core [DOM Level 2 Core] and is not backward compatible with DOM Level 1 HTML [DOM Level 1].

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 is the 07 October 2002 W3C Candidate Recommendation of "DOM Level 2 HTML". This version updates the 5 June 2002 version based on the feedback from the implementers and the results of the DOM Level 2 HTML Test Suite.

The DOM Working Group expects to request that the Director advance this specification to Proposed Recommendation after the DOM Working Group documents two interoperable implementations of at least one normative binding. The two implementations must be produced by different organizations. The new review period ends on 16 October 2002. Please send review comments before the review period ends to www-dom@w3.org (archive).

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

Some changes from DOM Level 1 HTML are incompatible with that specification but represent more accurately the state of deployed software. Therefore, this specification renders the DOM Level 1 HTML Recommendation obsolete. W3C strongly suggests that developers and authors conform to DOM Level 2 HTML instead.

Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the Working Group's public patent disclosure page.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The authors of this document are the DOM Working Group participants.

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

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