Part II: XPointers

The many advantages of descriptive pointing are crucial for a scalable, generic pointing system. Descriptive pointing is crucial for all the same reasons that descriptive markup is crucial to documents, and that making links first-class objects is crucial to linking. It is also clearly feasible, as shown by multiple implementations of the prior WDs from the XML WG, and of TEI extended pointers.
--XML Linking Working Group, XML XPointer Requirements

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