> >The definition of a DOM escapes me.
> According to http://www.w3.org/DOM/:
> The Document Object Model 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. The document can be further
> processed and the results of that processing can be incorporated back into
> the presented page.
Thanks, I'll use that for the moment. (Journalists will be reading
> In my own words, I say something along the lines of:
> Document Object Model
> An interface abstraction defining processes and information, both available
> to a user and thus required to be supported and exposed by a system, that
> can be used to act on the components of a document abstraction. Actions
> include building document information and reading document
> information. The interface abstraction is reified for a given programming
> language as an API. The document abstraction is reified by the supplier of
> the API and is typically hidden from the user. The user is obliged to
> manipulate and access the document entirely through the API.
Is that similar to what Doug is describing as an "intermediary
> I hope this helps.
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