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The empty annotation is used to remove content. One common use for this is to remove the text from a link, leaving the xref intact but not printing the text portion. Some publishing software automatically creates the link text on publishing, so having the text already there is not useful in such cases.

Example: Deleting content from links

This screenshot shows how you would remove the text from both internal and external links in your document.

Deleting content from links

This next screenshot shows you what the output may look like after this annotation is applied.

<xref href="Typographical_conventions_.dita#ID-1797-00000171/ID-1797-000001a8"/>