Cross reference

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Cross-reference or reference for short is the reference in a text to another text passage. There are different ways to identify cross-references in printed texts; in computer documents they are often implemented using hyperlinks .

Cross references occur as:

  • Internal reference, an indication of the same to the same text font work, such as a different page, a note or source draws attention, in the form of a foot or endnote , with "see" (abbreviation: s. , Also sa "see also") annotated or with “compare” (abbreviation: cf. ) or something similar
  • Entry in glossaries and directories that enables specific passages or passages to be found in the reference text
  • Lexical (e.g. in reference works ) or bibliographic entry (e.g. in the register of a catalog ) in the following form:
    • "See" link (also forwarding , engl. Redirect ) which is not to be used by a designation refers to the current designation
    • Cross reference in the sense of a reference between two valid entries that refer to each other ( a → b and b → a )
    • Associative reference that lists similar terms , generic and subordinate terms and, if necessary, hierarchizes them ("see also")
  • Hyperlink in a hypertext

In normative texts, cross-references enable the binding reference to another legal regulation or a foreign legal system - in the latter case also called Renvoi (French for "referral").

Individual evidence

  1. Duden online: cross-reference
  2. Duden online: reference (meaning 2).
  3. hyperlink. In: Geoinformatik Lexikon. University of Rostock, accessed July 8, 2016 .