Using the basic TEI structural elements

31. Cross references

A cross reference is a link from one point in a text (the source) to another (the target).

TEI provides generic elements <ptr> and <ref> for this purpose. If the linking text can be automatically generated use <ptr>; otherwise use <ref>.

The source is the location of the <ptr> or <ref>; the target is specified by the @target attribute, in the form of a URI reference.

See <reftarget="#Section12">section 12 on page 34</ref>.
See <ptrtarget="#Section12"/>.

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