[NTG-context] Labels and Enumerations

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Sat Jan 13 23:14:04 CET 2018

How about:


On Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:17:54 -0500
Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com> wrote:

> I would like to request the restoration of labels (\definelabel) to
> full citizenship in MKIV. While enumerations are more flexible in
> many ways, they cannot replace one particular use of labels if find
> necessary. Enumerations are paragraph entities, while labels are not
> so restricted.
> I use labels displayed as numbers in the margin to serially identify 
> quotations in a book about the development of quotation and 
> misquotation, at the same time generating reference information for 
> cross-referencing. While most quotations are blocks and can be
> handled by enumerations, many are in-line quotations, and enumeration
> cannot be used for these.
> The wiki describes enumerations as the MKIV replacement for labels,
> and the documentation as far as I can see omits \definelabel. Unless
> there is something else supported in MKIV that can assume this
> function of labels, can we please have full support for labels? I
> would not want to see labels deprecated before the functionality is
> reproduced.
> (Of course, if you can suggest how enumeration can be adapted to this 
> requirement, or suggest an alternative mechanism, this request can be 
> rejected.)

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