Re: [unrev-II] Seeking definition for "DOM"

From: N. C a r r o l l (
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:30:45 PST

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    > >The definition of a DOM escapes me.
    > According to
    > 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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