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2424Add the Audience section to the intro.2008-11-20 13:28
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   specifications to address issues raised in the past few years.</p>
 
 
+  <h3>Audience</h3>
+
+  <p><em>This section is non-normative.</em></p>
+
+  <p>This specification is intended for authors of documents and
+  scripts that use the features defined in this specificaton, and
+  implementors of tools that are intended to conform to this
+  specification, and individuals wishing to establish the correctness
+  of documents or implementations with respect to the requirements of
+  this specification.</p>
+
+  <p>This document is probably not suited to readers who do not
+  already have at least a passing familiarity with Web technologies,
+  as in places it sacrifices clarity for precision, and brevity for
+  completeness. More approachable tutorials and authoring guides can
+  provide a gentler introduction to the topic.</p>
+
+  <p>In particular, readers should be familiar with the basics of DOM
+  Core and DOM Events before reading this specification. An
+  understanding of WebIDL, HTTP, XML, Unicode, character encodings,
+  JavaScript, and CSS will be helpful in places but is not
+  essential.</p>
+
+
   <h3>Scope</h3>
 
   <p><em>This section is non-normative.</em></p>

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