XPointer


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XPointer

(XML POINTER Language) The pointer to an XML document. It enables internal structures to be referenced rather than just the entire page. It was later folded into the Xpath language. See XSL.
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XPointer Framework Expands "Pointing" and Linking Capabilities
The XPointer Framework consists of a set of basic set of syntax rules for identifying parts or fragments of XML.
XPointer elements Scheme Makes Simple, Elegant Use of XML Document Structure
The XPointer element scheme allows pointers to be made from some of the most common components of XML documents and data--namely elements.
XML Namespace Scheme for XPointer Helps Avoid Name Clashes
The XPointer xmlns scheme serves the same purpose within XPointer.
XPath is also used by another XML technology, XPointer, to specify locations in an XML document.
While a DTD uses a hierarchical structure to identify the different elements by relation to each other, these elements that are coded in XML can then be extracted outside the context of the DTD with the use of XLink and XPointer, other tools in the XML family of object-oriented languages.
XLink allows knowledge managers to link to a database that contains a relevant kind of information, and XPointer identifies and extracts the specific element or piece of data within the database to which they are linked.