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A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

Cross-reference (xref)

Also known as an xref

These are a fundamental components of the PageSeeder architecture and can be used in multiple ways, including the following:

Unlike links in conventional publishing applications or HTML, PageSeeder cross-references are rich structures that developers can customize or override. In PSML, cross-references are represented by the following elements:

Using labels or the xref config allows semantics to be attached to xrefs. This makes it possible to represent objects such as footnotes, end notes, citations and many other structures.


The source document refers to the document containing the original cross-reference in its content. The target document refers to document being pointed at.
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