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Document Object Model (DOM)

January 24, 2023

The Document Object Model (DOM) is a programming interface for HTML and XML documents. It represents the structure of a document as a tree-like structure, with each document element represented as a node in the tree.

The DOM allows developers to access and manipulate the elements of a document, such as text, images, and links, in a way independent of the specific HTML or XML markup used to create the document. This means that developers can use the same set of commands to access and manipulate the elements of a document, regardless of the type of document, whether it’s an HTML or XML document.

Web browsers use the DOM to render web pages and JavaScript and other programming languages to interact with web pages. It allows developers to use JavaScript to create dynamic and interactive web pages by manipulating the elements of the page after it has been loaded. Developers can use JavaScript to change web pages’ content, style, or layout, add new elements, or respond to user interactions.

The DOM is a standard supported by all major web browsers, constantly being updated to include new features and capabilities. It’s important to note that the DOM is not only used for web pages but also many other XML-based technologies such as SVG, MathML, and XHTML.

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