XPointer fragment identifiers
An XPointer fragment identifier (the substring to the right of # in the URI)
(XPointer allows for other means of specifying pointers - XPointer pointers
are recognized by "xpointer(...)".)
- the value of some ID attribute in the document (ID attributes are
specified by the DTD or DSD),
- a sequence of element numbers denoting the path from the root to an element
(e.g. /1/27/3), or
- a sequence of the form
xpointer(...) xpointer(...) ...
containing a list (typically of length 1) of XPointer
expression is evaluated in turn, and the first where evaluation succeeds is used.
(This allows alternative pointers to be specified thereby increasing robustness.)
Next: We will now dig into XPath and then later describe what additional
features XPointer adds to XPath...