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Subject: purpose of "label" attribute

I'm looking for some clarification on the intended purpose of the "label" attribute on <book>, <chapter>, <section>, <appendix>, etc.


The documentation states: "Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes".


I find this description to be wanting. The section title is "an identifying string". I presume that the "label" attribute value is not intended to replace the title, but to be prepended, appended, or otherwise made to appear in a context that associates it with the section (something like "Section 1-1:"). But the wording is so vague that I can't be sure of that.



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