Linking attributes are added using the standard XML syntax. Names given to linking attributes begin with
link-, distinguishing them from any other descriptive attributes.
Linking attributes are combined with any other descriptive attributes added to the same element. The order of attributes is not significant, although it would benefit readability to have descriptive and linking attributes grouped together.
When a standard USX scripture reference is required, you must provide a string of pattern:
Book names must be one of bookCode
Chapter verse separator is always a colon
Verse ranges are indicated using a hyphen
Identifies the resource being linked to as a URI.
Custom USFM provided URI prefixes are:
prj: + standard scripture reference.
prj:RSV52 MAT 3:1-4
A link reference within the same project text does not require a URI prefix.
The resource may be identified by unique id.
Plain text describing the remote resource such as might be shown in a tooltip.
A unique identifier for this content location (an anchor).
The set of URI prefixes used within a
link-href attribute can be extended beyond the predefined set for USX 3.0. Any user defined URI prefixes must begin with the prefix
Link to other project text
The traditional translation of verse 1, as given in
<char style="jmp" link-href="prj:RSV52 GEN 1:1" link-title="Revised Standard Version">RSV</char>,
may be quite appropriate.
Link to illustration / media
Storehouses, as used here, refers to large buildings with walls and roof, where grain was
kept until needed. (See illustration: <char style="jmp" link-href="figures/storehouse.png"
Assigning an identifier (anchor). In this example the markup is a milestone, indicating a location but not marking text.
<para style="q1">“Someone is shouting in the desert,</para>
<para style="q2">‘Prepare a road for the Lord;</para>
<para style="q2">make a straight path for him to travel!’ ”</para>
<sidebar style="esb" category="people">
<para style="ms"><char style="jmp" link-id="article-john_the_baptist" />John the Baptist</para>
<para style="p">John is sometimes called the last “Old Testament prophet” because of the
warnings he brought about God's judgment and because he announced the coming of God's
“Chosen One” (Messiah).
Glossary entry including a link reference to an external URL
<char style="w" link-href="http://bibles.org/search/grace/eng-GNTD/all">gracious</char>
Reference to named target within the same project
<para style="p"><verse number="2-6a" style="v" sid="MAT 1:2-6a" />From Abraham to King David,
the following ancestors are listed: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers; then Perez
and Zerah (their mother was Tamar), Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz (his mother
was Rahab), Obed (his mother was <char style="jmp" link-href="#article-Ruth">Ruth</char>),
Jesse, and King David.<verse eid="MAT 1:2-6a" />
Nested within footnote text
<note caller="-" style="ef"><char style="fr">1.2-6a: </char><char style="fq">Ruth: </char>
<char style="ft">A Moabite. Only outstanding women were normally included in Jewish
genealogical lists. See article on <char style="jmp" link-href="#article-Ruth">Ruth</char>