The Copy XPointer command is available in Text View and Grid View. It creates an element() scheme XPointer for the currently selected node/s and copies it to the clipboard. This enables you to paste the XPointer into a document (for example, in the xpointer attribute of an XInclude element in an XML document).
The element() scheme of XPointer returns results in the form element(/1/3). This XPointer selects the third child of the document element (aka root element). You should note the following points:
|•||Attributes cannot be represented using the element() scheme. If an attribute is selected in XMLSpy, the following happens: In Grid View, the Copy XPointer command is disabled; in Text View, the XPointer of the parent element of that attribute is generated.|
|•||XPointers for multiple elements cannot be generated. If multiple elements are selected, the situation is resolved as follows: In Grid View, the Copy XPointer command is disabled. In Text View, the XPointer of the parent element of the selection is generated.|
|Note:||In Grid View the Copy XPointer command can also be accessed via the context menu.|
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