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  • From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 01:44:33 +0000

>From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2000JanMar/0237.html


In response to the request for the extension of Candidate Recommendation
Status for the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2, W3C extends the DOM
Level 2 as W3C Candidate Recommendation, through 20 March 2000. 

The W3C DOM Working Group has requested the extension as 

        1. The WG is still reviewing public comments.
        2. The WG is seeking additional implementation feedback.
        3. The WG would like to have a review of the implementation report with

Of the feedback reviewed thus far:

Some of the feedback the WG received convinced them that the internal
subset string added in the CR draft (after feedback on the Last Call
draft) was more trouble than it was worth, particularly work on Level 3
has started; Level 3 work will address the issue properly. The WG has
taken out the internalSubset parameter on  createDocumentType. 

In addition, the suggested changes to method names on Range were made. 
(isCollapsed -> collapsed and some capitalisation changes).

You may review the new W3C DOM Level 2 Candidate Recommendation at:

The disposition of public comments are at:

>From the W3C Process Document, section 6.2.3 at:

        A Candidate Recommendation has received significant review from its
        immediate technical community (resulting from the Last Call).
        Advancement of a document to Candidate Recommendation is an explicit
        call to those outside of the related Working Groups or the W3C itself
        for implementation and technical feedback. There is no requirement that
        a Working Draft have two independent and interoperable implementations
        to become a Candidate Recommendation. Instead, this is the phase at
        which the Working Group is responsible for formally acquiring that
        experience or at least defining the expectations of implementation.

>From the W3C DOM Level 2 Candidate Recommendation:

        Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification

        Version 1.0

        W3C Candidate Recommendation 07 March, 2000

        This version: 
                (PostScript file, PDF file, plain text, ZIP file) 
        Latest version: 
        Previous versions: 
                Lauren Wood, SoftQuad Software Inc., chair 
                Arnaud Le Hors, W3C, staff contact 
                (until October 1999) 
                Vidur Apparao, Netscape Communications Corporation 
                Laurence Cable, Sun 
                Mike Champion, Arbortext and Software AG 
                Mark Davis, IBM 
                Joe Kesselman, IBM 
                Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C, staff contact 
                (from November 1999) 
                Tom Pixley, Netscape Communications Corporation 
                Jonathan Robie, Texcel Research and Software AG 
                Peter Sharpe, SoftQuad Software Inc. 
                Chris Wilson, Microsoft 

        Copyright © 2000 W3C® (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved. 
        W3C liability, trademark, document use and software licensing 
        rules apply.


        This specification defines the Document Object Model Level 2, 
        a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs 
        and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, 
        structure and style of documents. The Document Object Model Level 
        2 builds on the Document Object Model Level 1.

        The DOM Level 2 is made of a set of core interfaces to create 
        and manipulate the structure and contents of a document and a set 
        of optional modules. These modules contain specialized interfaces 
        dedicated to XML, HTML, an abstract view, generic stylesheets, 
        Cascading Style Sheets, Events, traversing the document structure, 
        and a Range object.

        Status of this document

        This specification is still in the Candidate Recommendation phase. 
        This means the specification is stable, and the period to allow
        implementation of the specification is extended. The new Candidate 
        Recommendation period ends the 20 March 2000. 

        Comments on this document are invited and are to be sent to the public 
        mailing list www-dom@w3.org. An archive is available at

        Should this specification prove impossible or very difficult to 
        implement, the necessary changes to make it implementable will be
        made. If this specification is possible to implement, the only changes 
        which will be made to this specification are minor editorial 
        changes and clarifications.

        This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The 
        authors of this document are the DOM WG members. Different modules of 
        the Document Object Model have different editors.

DOM Activity Home page:

DOM Working Group:

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can
be found at http://www.w3.org/TR.

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