Document Object Model (DOM)

The DOM being referred to in this section is the W3C Document Object Model Recommendation defined in the "Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Version 1.0" of October 1, 1998. The URL for that document is

Currently, the "Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification Version 1.0" is a Candidate Recommendation, whose latest version at the time of this writing was located at


The DOM referred to in this section is not the only DOM around. DOM version 0, applicable to HTML, was released in 1997. XML DOM 1.0 and DOM version 0 are both different from the JavaScript DOM and the Internet Explorer 4 ...

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