I came across the attribute class att.ptrLike.form.xml within the list of XML files athttps://tei-c.org/Vault/P5/current/xml/tei/odd/Source/Specs/.The link there brings out the page
It is not listed among the 76 attribute classes in “Appendix B Attribute Classes,” however. Its purpose is to "provide attributes which indicate the orthographic
or pronunciation forms of the headword in a dictionary." The only attribute it manages is "target", to identify the orthographic form or pronunciation referred to (as a teidata.pointer). I note that there is among the model classes one called "model.ptrLike.form",
which "groups elements used for purposes of location of particular orthographic or pronunciation forms within a dictionary entry." Both the attribute class and the model belong to the Dictionaries module. The model governs two elements, oRef (orthographic
reference) and pRef (pronunciation reference), which are members of the att.pointing class (purveyor of the target attribute).
Should one conclude that the att.ptrLike.form class has long been deprecated and replaced by the att.pointing.class, and that its continued presence in P5's current
vault is merely ghostly?
André De Tienne, Ph.D.
Director and General Editor
Peirce Edition Project
Institute for American Thought
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Editor-in-chief, The American Journal of Semiotics