Definitions for "XPointer"
Keywords:  xpath, xml, xll, xlink, pointer
An XML specification that details how links should point to the various places inside a document.
An extension to XML which allows internal links within XML documents to be defined easily.
XPointer is a component of XLL. It is used to define a target location in structured or unstructured data files for use by XLL simple or extended links. An XPointer can be a location similar to an HTML anchor point. It can be an absolute location based on a specific data value or ID, or it can be a location relative to a defined origin. An XPointer can select (highlight) an identified location for use by XLink, such as to embed the selected target data dynamically in the calling source document.
Candidate Recommendation 3 July 2000 XPointer provides a standard manner for identifying document fragments. XPointer also relates to DOM by operating on the abstract document objects rather than on the XML syntax itself. XPointers can be thought of as points in the document that function as targets. XPointer relates conceptually to XLink and XPath.
See XML Pointer Language.
(XML Pointer Language) XPointer provides the method for referencing Extensible Markup Language (XML) content. It is used to reference content components or anchors, the constructs that support addressing in the internal structures of XML documents. In particular, it provides for specific reference to elements, character strings and other parts of XML documents, whether or not they bear an explicit ID attribute. Specifications for the language are defined in the World Wide Web Consortium's XPointer Recommendation. See XML.
XPointer works somewhat like anchors in HTML, but allows much greater flexibility, allowing specific nodes to sets of nodes to be selected from a target document using XPath.
(XML Pointer Language)—Provides a framework for addressing internal structures of XML documents, such as elements, attributes, and content.
XPointer is a system for addressing components of XML based internet media.
XPointer is a language for locating data within an XML document based on properties such as location within the document, character content, and attribute values. XPointer consists of a description that comes after the # symbol in a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). In HTML, the # symbol enables linking to a specific marked point within an HTML page.
A system for identifying a position in an XML document to allow other documents to link to it. W3C is developing a standard.
An XML Linking Language
XPointer is a system for addressing components of XML based internet media.
The part of the XLL specification that is concerned with identifying sections of documents so that they can referenced in links or included in other documents.
ML Pointer - Designed a doc. or element into a doc. An element designed with Xpointer is accessible via Xpath.
A non-XML language for referencing a point or a range within an XML document. Builds on XPATH.
XPointer closely resembles XPath by letting you specify an XML document's parts. Further, XPointer and XPath share a similar syntax. However, XPointer differs from XPath in that the XPointer specifies only a location or contiguous region of the original document; XPath can select many unconnected elements. Compared to XPath, XPointer allows finer control over what you select, down to selecting parts of a text node. However, XPointer remains controversial because Sun holds a key XPointer patent which the company refuses to freely license. Instead, Sun licenses it on the condition that XPointer improvements go to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). With the license, Sun aims to keep XPointer free, or, to read between the lines, to keep Microsoft from embracing and extending this one.
XML Pointer Language, Used to describe the relationship between information units. A means to interchange structured content.
XPointer is the language to be used as the basis for a fragment identifier for any URI reference that locates a resource of Internet media type text/xml or application/xml. XPointer, which is based on the XML Path Language (XPath), supports addressing into the internal structures of XML documents. It allows for examination of a hierarchical document structure and choice of its internal parts based on various properties, such as element types, attribute values, character content, and relative position. More at
a bit like a URL, but instead of pointing to documents on the Web, it points to pieces of data inside an XML file
The term and W3C recommendation to describe a reference to an XML document fragment. An XPointer can be used at the end of an XPath-formatted URI. It specifies the identification of individual entities or fragments within an XML document using XPath navigation.
Link and referencing language. See also XPath.
a sequence of "location terms" that, when interpreted left to right, specify a location in terms of the tree structure that XML markup expresses ( See DOM )
a reference to some part of an XML document
b . A language for identifying fragments of documents referenced in links or included in other documents. Links: XPointer Spec