This specification defines the XML Pointer Language (XPointer), the language
to be used as the basis for a fragment identifier for any URI reference that
locates a resource whose Internet media type is one of
This document has been superceded.
The design described in previous versions of this document has been factored into a basic framework (http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-framework/) which defines XPointer schemes and simple "barename" fragment identifiers, and three additional schemes: http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-element/, for addressing elements by their position in the document tree, http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-xmlns/, for binding namespace prefixes to namespace name and http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-xpointer/, for full XPath-based addressing.
For information about the requirements that informed development of this specification, see http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xptr-req.
A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/.