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Appropriate DOM levels question

From: dave boland <dboland9@fastmail.fm>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:55:15 -0400
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To: www-dom@w3.org

I am coding a series of web pages for an embedded controller that will
present realtime data. I want it to work with as many browsers as
possible, but I have been stumbling on a complete understanding of the
DOM levels and the DOM topography.  I have read the FAQ, and some
questions were answered, but not enough.  So I have a few other
questions if someone can help.  Thanks in advance for any helpful

1. Where can I find a concise description of the differences between the
DOM levels and what browser level they support?

2. Where can I find the complete topography of the DOM?  As I
understand things it is:
   Window, frames, and tabs
   Location                           //URL
   History                            //Browser or tab history
   Document                           //Everything from <html> to
     Anchors                          //<a >
       Form elements                  //<button>, <text>, etc.
     Page elements                    //<h1>, <p>, <table>, etc.

3. Where can I find a list of properties, methods, and events broken out
by level?

4. Is there a difference between a regular DOM and a DHTML DOM?  If so,
what is it?

5. I read somewhere that all of the events (onMouseOver for example) are
at the Window level.  So does this mean that form elements have no
events aside form the ones at the window level?

Now that I look at the questions, perhaps there needs to be a document
(my words) called DOM 101 for script writers.

Thanks again.
  dave boland

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