XHTML documents can also run processes (scripts and applets) that are based on the HTML Document Object Model (DOM) or the XML DOM
Earlier in October, Microsoft - notorious for paying only lip service to W3C standards - began showing off the way IE 5 handles XML, extensible stylesheet language (XSL) and XML DOM
. For open source champion Netscape to permit Microsoft to take the lead in the increasingly politicized sphere of W3C standards implementation could only be described as very bad PR.
In XML DOM, each XML document is represented as a XML tree where each node represents an XML element.
In (Kundu, A and E, Bertino, 2008), the structural properties of the XML DOM are utilized to address the data security issues.