Call for Implementations: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Becomes W3C Candidate Recommendation

In response to the Chairs request for the advance of the Document Object
Model (DOM) Level 2 to Candidate Recommendation status, I am pleased to
announce the DOM Level 2 as W3C Candidate Recommendation, and encourage
implementations and technical feedback from both W3C members and the
developer community at large.

Candidate Recommendation is a new document state that was proposed at
the November 1999 Advisory Committee meeting, and is now part of the W3C
Recommendation Track.

>From the W3C Process Document, 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 Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification Candidate Recommendation:

        Title: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification
        Date:  10 December 1999
           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 
           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 
        Previous version:


	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 now in the Candidate Recommendation phase. 
	This means the specification is stable, and there will be a period 
	to allow implementation of the specification. After this CR phase ends, 
	on 19 January 2000, the Working Group plans to present the
specification for
	consideration as Proposed Recommendation.

The collected comments from DOM Level 2 Last Call are available at:

Comments on the current document are invited and are to be sent to the
DOM mailing list 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:

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can
be found at

Janet Daly, Head of Public Relations
for Tim Berners-Lee, Director

Received on Saturday, 11 December 1999 07:26:49 UTC