In HTML documents, the process of addressing a specific part of the document involves using anchors. This can be a useful mechanism, but it does have significant limitations.
Immediately before this writing, the XPointer specification was split into four W3C Working Drafts. The description that follows is based on those drafts and, therefore, is potentially subject to change.
Let’s suppose that you want to link to the HTML document shown in Listing 14.5. It includes many br tags to space out the anchors.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML ...