Dot Porter wrote: > In the markup for the Confessio project, Franz Fischer and I have run > into an instance where it would be very useful to have @targetEnd > allowed on <ref>. It is allowed on <note>, and not on <ref>, although > it would seem that with either element one might wish to point to any > given string of words. In the Confessio, we have extensive notes that > point to large sections of text, and within those notes, references > pointing to smaller phrases within that section ("246,7,2-5"). Every > word will be marked with a unique id, and we don't want to mark those > smaller phrases separately (as they may overlap with one another). > > We can have multiple targets on @target, but that is unwieldy when > dealing with strings of even five or more words. Allowing @targetEnd > on <ref> would enable us to point to just the first and last words in > a string. > > I'm planning to put this in as a feature requested, but wanted to > bring it up on list in case there are problems with this that we've > overlooked. > > Thanks, > Dot (and Franz) > > > You could also use the range() pointer scheme, of course (see http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/html/SA.html#SATSRN) Something like <ref target="#range( #w21, #w45)">words 21 to 45 inclusive</ref> I think. As noted already on this list, it's not clear what software's going to actually implement it of course, but then that applies to @targetEnd as well.