New technology delivers standard API and dynamism to HTML and XHTML 1.0.

Position:Internet Focus - Document Object Model (DOM

Leading the Web to its full potential, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today published the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML as a W3C Recommendation. The specification reflects cross-industry agreement on a standard API (Application Programming Interface) for manipulating HTML and XHTML 1.0 documents and data through a programming language (such as Java or ECMAScript). A W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is stable, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor its adoption by the industry.

DOM Level 2 HTML Makes Scripting Easier, More Reliable "Dynamic HTML" is a term used by some vendors to describe the combination of HTML, style sheets and scripts that allows documents to be animated. The Document Object Model--abbreviated as DOM--is a platform- and language-neutral interface that will allow programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents.

Over the years, W3C has developed a uniform way in which the object model of HTML documents should be exposed to scripts. The W3C DOM Working Group makes sure interoperable and scripting-language neutral solutions are agreed upon...

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