<tbx:crossReference> Cross Reference (TBX)

The <tbx:crossReference> element is a hyperlinking element that points to the location of another term in the same document, usually a related term (such as an antonym or homonym). This element is repeatable; so you can include as many cross references to terms as you need in an entry.


The content of the <tbx:crossReference> element is the display text of the link.
In the rendered output, the content of this elements is typically prepended with the label Related term:.
(Note: Do not use a formulation such as “Note: See ...” for an internal cross-reference to another term, use this <tbx:crossReference> element.)
Related Elements
External Cross Reference: A <tbx:crossReference> can only occur at the <tbx:langSet> level, whereas an <tbx:externalCrossReference> can occur at either the <tbx:langSet> or the <tbx:termEntry> level. The @target attribute is optional for <tbx:crossReference>, and the @xtarget attribute mandatory for <tbx:externalCrossReference>
Cross Reference inside Definition or Example: A <tbx:crossReference> cannot be embedded into a definition or an example. For that purpose, use <tbx:entailedTerm>.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  %TBX.crossReference; 
                        %simpleText-model;                           >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | chem-struct | inline-formula | mml:math | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | sub | sup | def-list | list | fn | target | xref | citation-alternatives | element-citation | mixed-citation | std | break | named-content | styled-content | address | alternatives | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | non-normative-note | normative-note | non-normative-example | normative-example | notes-group | preformat | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | email | ext-link | uri | inline-graphic | private-char)*

Tagged Sample

Inside <tbx:termEntry>, referencing a related term

<tbx:termEntry id="ISO10241-1.a228.14">
  <tbx:langSet xml:lang="en">
    <tbx:definition>part capable of conducting electric current</tbx:definition>
    <tbx:note>Although not necessarily electrically energized in normal operating conditions, it may
      become electrically energized under fault conditions of the <tbx:entailedTerm>basic insulation
    <tbx:crossReference>exposed conductive part</tbx:crossReference>
      <tbx:term id="a228.14-1">conductive part</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
  <tbx:langSet xml:lang="fr">
    <tbx:definition>pièce à même de conduire le courant électrique</tbx:definition>
    <tbx:note>Bien que non nécessairement sous tension dans les conditions normales de service, elle
      peut devenir sous tension en cas de défaillance de l'<tbx:entailedTerm>isolation de base
    <tbx:crossReference>pièce conductrice apparente</tbx:crossReference>
      <tbx:term id="a228.14-2">pièce conductrice</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>