You can use the \setupreferencestructureprefix command set a different value for
the stopper but you have to ensure the key takes a value because a empty
argument is ignored. Instead of the argument I used in my example (\symbol[none])
you can also use a unicode character without width, e.g. \zerowidthspace.

\setupreferencestructureprefix [section] [default] [prefixstopper={\symbol[none]}]
%\setupreferencestructureprefix [section] [default] [prefixstopper=\zerowidthspace]

  1. Argument: section name -> section == \section / \startsection
  2. Argument: reference type -> default == \in
  3. Argument: settings which differ from \setuphead

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد
29. Juni 2018 um 16:22
Dear gang,

For, e.g., \setuphead[...][alternative=text], one often wants the stopper to appear in the main text sectioning but not in the references to those sections. For example (attached and below):

\setuphead[chapter]   [alternative=normal]

\input ward

See \in{Sections}[reference3] and \in{Section}[reference4].
\input ward

\input ward
\input ward

See \in{Sections}[reference1] and \in{Section}[reference2].

See Sections 2.1. and Section 2.2..
See Sections 1.1. and Section 1.2..


See Sections 2.1 and Section 2.2.
See Sections 1.1 and Section 1.2.

Is there a straightforward way to remove the stopper from the \in reference while maintaining it in the main sectioning but removing it in the referencing?

If there is no straightforward way, what is the best workaround?

As mentioned at the outset, this is not an uncommon scenario. If there is no straightforward way, would like to make it a feature request.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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