CHAPTER 8

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The DOM Reference

As described in Chapter 3, the DOM isn’t JavaScript and it isn’t part of the ECMA-262 standard. Instead, the DOM is specified by the W3C across multiple specifications. However, much of what you’ll be doing with JavaScript will involve the DOM, so it’s important to cover it.

We’ve already covered the important aspects of the DOM in Chapter 3, including:

  • The history of the DOM and the different specifications that comprise it
  • Accessing elements in the DOM
  • Creating, deleting, and modifying elements in the DOM
  • DOM events: handlers, custom events, etc.

This chapter provides a reference for the topics covered in Chapter ...

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