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DOM Level 2 HTML is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 05 Jun 2002 12:05:12 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1023293113.6748.346.camel@jfouffa>

W3C is pleased to announce that DOM Level 2 HTML is a W3C Candidate

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest
status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This is the 05 June 2002 W3C Candidate Recommendation of "DOM Level
2". W3C publishes a technical report as a Candidate Recommendation to
indicate that the document is believed to be stable, and to encourage
implementation by the developer community. Candidate Recommendation
status is described in section 5.2.3 of the Process Document.

The DOM Working Group expects to request that the Director advance this
specification to Proposed Recommendation after the DOM Working Group
documents two interoperable implementations of at least one normative
binding. The two implementations must be produced by different
organizations. The review period ends on 1 July 2002.  Please send
review comments before the review period ends to www-dom@w3.org

Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by
the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated,
replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is
inappropriate to cite this document as other than "work in progress."

Some changes from DOM Level 1 HTML are incompatible with that
specification but represent more accurately the state of deployed
software. Therefore, this specification renders the DOM Level 1 HTML
Recommendation obsolete. W3C strongly suggests that developers and
authors conform to DOM Level 2 HTML instead.

Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the
Working Group's public patent disclosure page.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C DOM Activity. The
authors of this document are the DOM Working Group participants.

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

Exit Criteria

The DOM Working Group expects the Candidate Recommendation phase 
to last at least one month.

To evaluate implementations as part of this Candidate Recommendation
period, the DOM Working Group will use the DOM Level 2 HTML 
Conformance Test Suite, produced as part of the DOM Conformance 
Test Suites effort:


Depending on the results, the DOM Working Group may decide to 
request Proposed Recommendation status, take additional time to 
seek conforming implementations, or drop some of the features 
included in the specification.

Additional notes

For issue i6 [http://www.w3.org/2001/12/DOM-Level-2-issues#i6], the
Director requested that the following text be added to the document:

 "Note: The onsubmit even handler is not guaranteed to be triggered 
 when invoking this method. The behavior is inconsistent for 
 historical reasons and authors should not rely on a particular 

The official issues list for this Candidate Recommendation is available

DOM Activity Lead.
Received on Wednesday, 5 June 2002 12:05:15 UTC

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