<refsDecl>

<refsDecl> (references declaration) specifies how canonical references are constructed for this text. [2.3.6.3. Milestone Method 2.3. The Encoding Description 2.3.6. The Reference System Declaration]
Moduleheader
AttributesAttributes att.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source)) att.declarable (@default)
Member of
Contained by
header: encodingDesc
May contain
core: p
linking: ab
Declaration
element refsDecl
{
   tei_att.global.attributes,
   tei_att.declarable.attributes,
   ( tei_model.pLike+ | tei_citeStructure+ | tei_cRefPattern+ | tei_refState+ )
}
Example
<refsDecl>
 <cRefPattern matchPattern="([A-Za-z0-9]+) ([0-9]+):([0-9]+)"
  replacementPattern="#xpath(//body/div[@n='$1']/div[$2]/div3[$3])"/>

</refsDecl>

This example is a formal representation for the referencing scheme described informally in the following example.

Example
<refsDecl>
 <p>References are made up by concatenating the value for the
 <att>n</att> attribute on the highest level <gi>div</gi>
   element, followed by a space, followed by the sequential
   number of the next level <gi>div</gi> followed by a colon
   followed by the sequential number of the next (and lowest)
   level <gi>div</gi>.</p>
</refsDecl>