The Document Object Model, abbreviated DOM, is a powerful tree-like structure that allows programmers to conceptualize hierarchy and access the elements on a web page.
The DOM is one of the better-named acronyms in the field of Web Development. In fact, a useful way to understand what DOM does is by breaking down the acronym but out of order:
- The DOM is a logical tree-like Model that organizes a web page’s HTML Document as an Object.
For this reason, we like to think of the DOM as the link between an HTML web page and scripting languages.
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