[NTG-context] a cross-reference query

jbf roma83537 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 04:03:43 CEST 2022

Hi list,

In an attempt to make a dictionary interactive in certain ways, perhaps 
I am misusing the \in{}[] command here, but sometimes a reference works 
and sometimes it doesn't. I have no idea why it doesn't. Here is the 

Each dictionary entry is a section that has been defined as 'entry', 
hence we have a \startentry[title=,marking=,reference=]...\stopentry 
structure. Many entries can refer to other entries in the dictionary (in 
most cases the headword is in Italian, but the definitions, explanations 
are in English in all cases). in 90% of cases my referencing is working, 
so here is an example of one that works when 
\setupinteraction[state=start] is set:


1. youth. 2. first age. {\emnp.} \bullet\enspaceThe age between 
adolescence and maturity and by extension all of the human being’sfirst 
age (as opposed to old age).

Different cultures distinguish} age groupings in different ways. One 
would be unlikely to find, in English, terms like first age, second age 
etc. as recorded here. In fact there are probably only three general 
groupings in English: young, middle-aged, elderly, and the boundaries 
are rather flexible for these. Among the young category, English might 
distinguish infants, children, adolescents young adults. 
\rightarrow\enspace \in{giovani}[giovani]


In other words, there is an entry called 'giovani' and it begins 
\startentry[title={giovani},marking={giovani},reference={giovani}]. That 
correctly gives me a bold green clickable link which takes me to 
'giovani'. There is no number or page reference involved. I simply want 
the link to take me to the entry concerned.

But it does not always work. I have another entry called 'ad nutum' 
(Latin, not Italian in this case) with a reference to 'segretario' many 
pages on. I am absolutely sure I have the reference for segretario 
properly set up, both in its own entry and by calling it as I did for 
'giovani', namely this time as \in{segretario}[segretario] but it is not 
recognized. This is not the only non-working case. There are several.

Can anyone give me a hint as to what I might be doing wrong? I realise 
that usually these references call on page numbers or section numbers, 
but I don't want/need (or do I?) to use those. I simply the reader to be 
able to click on a hyperlink which takes them to the referenced entry.

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