With XLink, the links can be defined outside of the linked files
XLink is a W3C Recommendation
What is XPointer?
XPointer is short for the XML Pointer Language
XPointer allows the hyperlinks to point to specific parts of the XML document
XPointer uses XPath expressions to navigate in the XML document
XPointer is a W3C Recommendation
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.
You can read more about XML standards in our W3C tutorial.
XLink and XPointer Browser Support
The browser support for XLink and XPointer is minimal.
There is some XLink support in Mozilla 0.98+, Netscape 6.02+, and Internet
Explorer 6.0. Earlier versions of all of these browsers have no XLinks support
XML Linking Language, or XLink, is an XML markup language and W3C specification that provides methods for creating internal and external links within XML documents, and associating metadata with those links.