Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Abstract Schemas Specification

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W3C Working Group Note, 3 November 2020

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Ben Chang, Oracle
Elena Litani, IBM
Joe Kesselman, IBM (until September 2001)
Rezaur Rahman, Intel Corporation (until July 2001)


This specification defines the Document Object Model Abstract Schemas Level 3, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents.

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This document is retired and MUST NOT be used for further technical work.
See the DOM Living Standard instead and raise issues in the whatwg/dom repository.

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