> >What is the implication for *linking* to those verses, where there is no ID
> >attribute ...
> With XPointers it's straightforward to specify the seventeenth verse of the
> first book and so forth. For example, John 3:16 is probably something like
> root().child(1, book, title, John).child(section, 3).child(16, v)
> This is the sixteenth verse of the third section of the first book whose
> title attribute is "John" of the entire document. I'm not sure whether this
> matches up with Bosak's DTD, but you get the idea.
But if each verse were to be linked to on a frequent basis, would it not be
easier to reference them by their ID attributes (i.e., "verse number")?