The HTML DOM defines a standard for accessing and manipulating HTML documents.
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The DOM is a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standard.
The DOM defines a standard for accessing HTML and XML documents:
"The W3C Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure, and style of a document."
The W3C DOM standard is separated into 3 different parts:
The XML DOM defines the objects and properties of all XML elements, and the methods to access them.
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The HTML DOM is:
The HTML DOM defines the objects and properties of all HTML elements, and the methods to access them.
In other words:
The HTML DOM is a standard for how to get, change, add, or delete HTML elements.
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