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DOM Level 1 or 2?

Luciano Queiroz
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Hi folks!
Could you tell me which level of DOM should I study for the exam? Do I have to learn both 1 and 2?

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Shoba Ramachandran
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DOM level 2
Luciano Queiroz
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In the book Professional XML 2nd Edition, Chapter 11, there is a section related to DOM Level 1 (begins at page 467 and goes through 502). Isn't important that I read it? DOM Level 2 only is treated from page 502 on.
I downloaded the DOM Level 2 Core Specification (version 1) from
Which is the best reference to study DOM? The book or the specification itself?
Shoba Ramachandran
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If you look at the exam objectives it says DOM2. DOM 2 adds some functionalitites to DOM1. So you need to know all the interfaces of DOM1 + newly added features in DOM2. Hope this helps.

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Try reading the specs. Personally I don't like the way it is covered in Professional XML book and u could expect more in the exam than that is covered in the book.
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Danl Thompson
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I agree, the specs really spell out the differences, and the DOM spec is not that hard to read. I think it is important to know the major differences, and know what adapters there are to go from one to the other.
I agree. Here's the link:
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