Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification

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W3C Working Draft 21 December 2007

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This specification defines the Document Object Model Events Level 3, a generic platform- and language-neutral event system which allows registration of event handlers, describes event flow through a tree structure, and provides basic contextual information for each event. The Document Object Model Events Level 3 builds on the Document Object Model Events Level 2 [DOM Level 2 Events].

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This document is the 07 December 2007 Working Draft of the DOM Level 3 Events specification. This document has been produced by the Web API Working Group, part of the Rich Web Clients Activity in the Interaction Domain.

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