Every point is either between two nodes or between two characters in the parsed character data of a document. To make sense of this you have to remember that parsed character data is part of a text node. For instance, consider this very simple but well-formed XML document:


Tree Structure

There are exactly three nodes and 13 distinct points in this document. In order the points are:

The exact details of the white space in the document are not considered here. XPointer collapses all runs of white space to a single space.

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