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Enterprise Application Integration With XML and Java™ by Bill la Forge, JP Morgenthal

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1.1. Overview of the DOM Core Interfaces

This section defines a minimal set of objects and interfaces for accessing and manipulating document objects. The functionality specified in this section (the Core functionality) should be sufficient to allow software developers and web script authors to access and manipulate parsed HTML and XML content inside conforming products. The DOM Core API also allows population of a Document object using only DOM API calls; creating the skeleton Document and saving it persistently is left to the product that implements the DOM API.

1.1.1. The DOM Structure Model

The DOM presents documents as a hierarchy of Node objects that also implement other, more specialized interfaces. Some types of nodes may have child ...

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