Chapter 13The Document Object Model

The Document Object Model (DOM), one of the most powerful tools available to a web developer, is a hierarchy of objects that represent the web browser, the browser’s history, the currently loaded web page, and other important elements. You can see this hierarchy depicted in Figure 13-1.

Figure 13-1. The Document Object Model

In this chapter and the next we will be exploring the DOM and givingyou examples of how to use the various aspects of it. I think you will find these features exciting and very useful. Each of the objects within the DOM have a specific purpose, and we will explore most of them in this chapter. ...

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