Netscape 6 and IE 5.5 have their DOM Differences

Jul 10

IE and Netscape have always had their differences, however the latest incarnations have brought both browsers much closer since the 4.0 days.

So what are the differences between Netscape 6's Document Object Model (DOM) and Internet Explorer 5.x's DOM.

A good example is the difference in modeling of the root nodes of the DOM tree, document and documentElement objects. Netscape 6 also models the ownership relationship in a document, while Internet Explorer 5.x does not. Another advantage of Netscape 6's DOM is its ability to model fragment nodes, which Internet Explorer does not support.

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James Griffin
July 10, 2003