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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes by Andrew H. Watt

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The Document Object Model

The Document Object Model (DOM) is a series of W3C specifications that provide increasing functionality to access and manipulate XML (and HTML) documents programmatically. The DOM provides a practical way to manipulate, create, and modify XML documents programmatically.

At the time of this writing, the DOM Level 2 specifications (see Appendix B, “XML Tools,” for links) are the current versions. DOM Level 3 specifications are in development.

Note

Only the DOM Level 2 Core interfaces are considered in this chapter and in Chapter 17, “The Document Object Model—2.” The Document Object Model Level 2 also specifies more ...

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