XLink and XPointer Introduction
XLink defines a standard way of creating hyperlinks in XML documents.
XPointer allows the hyperlinks to point to more specific parts (fragments) in the XML document.
What You Should Already Know
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
- HTML / XHTML
- XML / XML Namespaces
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What is XLink?
What is XPointer?
XLink and XPointer are W3C Recommendations
The XML Linking Language (XLink) became a W3C Recommendation 27. June 2001.
The XML Pointer Language (XPointer) became a W3C Recommendation 25. March 2003.
XLink and XPointer Browser Support
The browser support for XLink and XPointer is minimal.
There is some XLink support in Mozilla 0.98+ and Internet Explorer 6.0+. Earlier versions of these browsers have no XLinks support at all!
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