Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Load and Save Specification

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W3C Candidate Recommendation 07 November 2003

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Johnny Stenback, Netscape
Andy Heninger, IBM (until March 2001)

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This specification defines the Document Object Model Load and Save Level 3, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically load the content of an XML document into a DOM document and serialize a DOM document into an XML document; DOM documents being defined in [DOM Level 2 Core] or newer, and XML documents being defined in [XML 1.0] or newer.

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This document contains the Document Object Model Level 3 Load and Save specification and is a Candidate Recommendation Working Draft for review by W3C members and other interested parties. It is based on the feedback during the Last Call period and the feedback received on the DOM Level 3 Core specification. 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. Basic tests of functionalities provided in this specification will be produced and used in this effort. The two implementations must be produced by different organizations. Implementation feedbacks are welcome until 30 November 2003 and have to be sent to the public mailing list www-dom@w3.org (public archive).

Individuals or organizations are also invited to send a message to the public mailing list if they intend to produce an implementation of this module. The implementation report is available.

Given the lack of implementation commitments regarding character normalization, the DOM Working Group considers it "at risk". This affects the "check-character-normalization" and "normalize-characters" parameters defined in the DOMConfiguration interface in the [DOM Level 3 Core]. The Working Group may remove the parameters before requesting Proposed Recommendation status.

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.

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

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

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