NRJ Design Glossary


The document object model (DOM) is the proposed specification for how objects on a Web page are represented. Of course, Microsoft and Netscape each have their own versions of the DOM and have submitted them to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to decide on a standard. A DOM defines each object on a Web page (images, text, scripts, links, etc.) and also defines what attributes are associated with these objects and how they can be manipulated. The fact that Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer use different DOMs is one reason why each browser's implementation of dHTML is different.