Diffrence between XPointer and XPath

In this article i will explain difference between XPointer and XPath
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XPointer vs XPath


  • XPointer works by extending the Path Syntax.

  • we can use it to retrieve data on any scale from with in document.

  • XPointer Only works with resource

  • XPointer works something like anchors in HTML.

  • XPointer allows much greater flexibility.

  • XPointer adds some features not available in XPath


  • XPath is an XML query language with an especially compact form.

  • XPath does not provide ways to modify data.

  • XPath consists of two fundamental operation navigation and predication.

  • XPath navigation selects nodes in the XML.

  • XPath predication filters that selection according to criteria.

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