XML Pointer Language (or XPointer) defines a language for locating any element in a document. It is a special extension to a URL that allows it to access points deep within an XML document. XPointer connects to the end of a URL by the hash symbol (#), such as url#XPointer. XPointer is derived from XML Path Language (or XPath).

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XML Pointer Language (XPointer)
A specification of constructs that support addressing into the internal structures of XML documents. It provides for specific reference to elements, character strings, and other parts of XML documents, whether or not they bear an explicit ID attribute. (W3C Working Draft 16 August 2002)
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