DOM level 1 core

Lauren Wood lauren at
Mon Oct 13 20:42:50 BST 1997

The first public draft of the W3C Document Object Model Core Level 1 
was released at the end of last week, at 
The DOM is an interface to allow manipulation of HTML and XML 
documents in a platform- and language-neutral way, so obviously we 
want to know what XML developers think of what we've been working on.

DOM Level 1 contains document navigation and manipulation, and the 
basic framework on which we'll be building the other parts of the 
DOM, like the event and style models. We are still working on the 
HTML and XML parts of the specification, which will contain functions 
that HTML script authors will probably use, and ways of getting at 
the DTD and other XML-specific things. We'll be releasing these for 
comments and feedback soon.

The DOM WG and IG would appreciate feedback on whether the interface 
is going in the right direction, whether it will be useful, whether 
it's missing something important, whether it's too complicated and 
could be made simpler, etc. If you have any comments, please send 
them to www-dom at (to subscribe, email www-dom-request at 
with the subject "subscribe"). Lots of us are also on this mailing 
list, of course. 




Lauren Wood, SoftQuad, Inc.
Chair, W3C DOM Activity

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